DescriptionAn issue was discovered in dns.c in HAProxy through 1.8.14. In the case of a compressed pointer, a crafted packet can trigger infinite recursion by making the pointer point to itself, or create a long chain of valid pointers resulting in stack exhaustion.
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 severitymedium
Debian Bugs916307

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
haproxy (PTS)stretch1.7.5-2vulnerable
buster (security)1.8.19-1+deb10u2fixed
bullseye (security), bullseye2.2.9-2+deb11u2fixed
bookworm, sid2.4.12-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
haproxysourcejessie(not affected)


[stretch] - haproxy <no-dsa> (Minor issue; can be fixed via point release)
[jessie] - haproxy <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present);a=commit;h=58df5aea0a0c926b2238f65908f5e9f83d1cca25

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