|Description||Stack-based buffer overflow in dnstracer through 1.9 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a command line with a long name argument that is mishandled in a strcpy call for argv. An example threat model is a web application that launches dnstracer with an untrusted name string.|
|Source||CVE (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 severity||high (attack range: remote)|
Vulnerable and fixed packages
The table below lists information on source packages.
|dnstracer (PTS)||wheezy, jessie||1.9-4||vulnerable|
|buster, sid, stretch||1.9-5||vulnerable|
The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.
|Package||Type||Release||Fixed Version||Urgency||Origin||Debian Bugs|
Crash in CLI tool, disputable if any exposed service makes use of dnstrace.
One scenario would be to have a web application that launches dnstracer
with user supplied name strings to evaluate.