CVE-2020-6079

NameCVE-2020-6079
DescriptionAn exploitable denial-of-service vulnerability exists in the resource allocation handling of Videolabs libmicrodns 0.1.0. When encountering errors while parsing mDNS messages, some allocated data is not freed, possibly leading to a denial-of-service condition via resource exhaustion. An attacker can send one mDNS message repeatedly to trigger this vulnerability through decoding of the domain name performed by rr_decode.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libmicrodns (PTS)stretch0.0.3-3vulnerable
buster0.0.10-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
libmicrodnssource(unstable)(unfixed)

Notes

https://talosintelligence.com/vulnerability_reports/TALOS-2020-1002

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