CVE-2020-25683

NameCVE-2020-25683
DescriptionA flaw was found in dnsmasq before version 2.83. A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in dnsmasq when DNSSEC is enabled and before it validates the received DNS entries. A remote attacker, who can create valid DNS replies, could use this flaw to cause an overflow in a heap-allocated memory. This flaw is caused by the lack of length checks in rfc1035.c:extract_name(), which could be abused to make the code execute memcpy() with a negative size in get_rdata() and cause a crash in dnsmasq, resulting in a denial of service. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to 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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