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|Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200809-02 ] dnsmasq: Denial of Service and DNS spoofi
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: dnsmasq: Denial of Service and DNS spoofing (GLSA 200809-02)
Date: September 04, 2008
Bug(s): #231282, #232523
Two vulnerabilities in dnsmasq might allow for a Denial of Service or spoofing of DNS replies.
Dnsmasq is a lightweight and easily-configurable DNS forwarder and DHCP server.
Vulnerable: < 2.45
Unaffected: >= 2.45
Architectures: All supported architectures
- Dan Kaminsky of IOActive reported that dnsmasq does not randomize UDP source ports when forwarding DNS queries to a recursing DNS server (CVE-2008-1447).
- Carlos Carvalho reported that dnsmasq in the 2.43 version does not properly handle clients sending inform or renewal queries for unknown DHCP leases, leading to a crash (CVE-2008-3350).
A remote attacker could send spoofed DNS response traffic to dnsmasq, possibly involving generating queries via multiple vectors, and spoof DNS replies, which could e.g. lead to the redirection of web or mail traffic to malicious sites. Furthermore, an attacker could generate invalid DHCP traffic and cause a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All dnsmasq users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dns/dnsmasq-2.45"