CVE-2016-2224

NameCVE-2016-2224
DescriptionThe __decode_dotted function in libc/inet/resolv.c in uClibc-ng before 1.0.12 allows remote DNS servers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via vectors involving compressed items in a reply.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-561-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
uclibc (PTS)wheezy (security)0.9.32-1+deb7u1fixed
wheezy, jessie0.9.32-1vulnerable
buster, sid, stretch1.0.20-2vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
uclibcsource(unstable)(unfixed)unimportant
uclibcsourcewheezy0.9.32-1+deb7u1mediumDLA-561-1

Notes

Just for cross-compiling, not used for actual packages
http://repo.or.cz/uclibc-ng.git/commit/d9c3a16dcab57d6b56225b9a67e9119cc9e2e4ac
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/02/05/2

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