USN-2593-1: Dnsmasq vulnerability
4 May 2015
Dnsmasq could be made to crash or expose sensitive information if it received specially crafted network traffic.
- dnsmasq - Small caching DNS proxy and DHCP/TFTP server
Nick Sampanis discovered that Dnsmasq incorrectly handled certain malformed
DNS requests. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Dnsmasq to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.