CVE-2017-2909

NameCVE-2017-2909
DescriptionAn infinite loop programming error exists in the DNS server functionality of Cesanta Mongoose 6.8 library. A specially crafted DNS request can cause an infinite loop resulting in high CPU usage and Denial Of Service. An attacker can send a packet over the network to trigger this vulnerability.
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)
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs898943

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
smplayer (PTS)jessie14.9.0~ds0-1fixed
stretch16.11.0~ds0-1+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid18.5.0~ds1-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
smplayersource(unstable)18.5.0~ds1-1high898943
smplayersourcejessie(not affected)
smplayersourcestretch(not affected)
smplayersourcewheezy(not affected)

Notes

[stretch] - smplayer <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[jessie] - smplayer <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[wheezy] - smplayer <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
18.5.0~ds1-1 isn't fixed on the source level, but no longer builds the Chromecast support

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