CVE-2020-25681

NameCVE-2020-25681
DescriptionA flaw was found in dnsmasq before version 2.83. A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in the way RRSets are sorted before validating with DNSSEC data. An attacker on the network, who can forge DNS replies such as that they are accepted as valid, could use this flaw to cause a buffer overflow with arbitrary data in a heap memory segment, possibly executing code on the machine. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality and integrity as well as system availability.
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ReferencesDLA-2604-1, DSA-4844-1
NVD severityhigh

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
dnsmasq (PTS)stretch2.76-5+deb9u2vulnerable
stretch (security)2.76-5+deb9u3fixed
buster, buster (security)2.80-1+deb10u1fixed
bookworm, bullseye2.85-1fixed
sid2.86-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
dnsmasqsourcestretch2.76-5+deb9u3DLA-2604-1
dnsmasqsourcebuster2.80-1+deb10u1DSA-4844-1
dnsmasqsource(unstable)2.83-1

Notes

https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/01/19/1
https://thekelleys.org.uk/gitweb/?p=dnsmasq.git;a=commit;h=4e96a4be685c9e4445f6ee79ad0b36b9119b502a

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