USN-3430-1: Dnsmasq vulnerabilities

02 October 2017

dnsmasq vulnerabilities

Packages

  • dnsmasq - Small caching DNS proxy and DHCP/TFTP server

Details

Felix Wilhelm, Fermin J. Serna, Gabriel Campana and Kevin Hamacher
discovered that Dnsmasq incorrectly handled DNS requests. A remote attacker
could use this issue to cause Dnsmasq to crash, resulting in a denial of
service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-14491)

Felix Wilhelm, Fermin J. Serna, Gabriel Campana and Kevin Hamacher
discovered that Dnsmasq incorrectly handled IPv6 router advertisements. A
remote attacker could use this issue to cause Dnsmasq to crash, resulting
in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-14492)

Felix Wilhelm, Fermin J. Serna, Gabriel Campana and Kevin Hamacher
discovered that Dnsmasq incorrectly handled DHCPv6 requests. A remote
attacker could use this issue to cause Dnsmasq to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-14493)

Felix Wilhelm, Fermin J. Serna, Gabriel Campana and Kevin Hamacher
discovered that Dnsmasq incorrectly handled DHCPv6 packets. A remote
attacker could use this issue to possibly obtain sensitive memory contents.
(CVE-2017-14494)

Felix Wilhelm, Fermin J. Serna, Gabriel Campana and Kevin Hamacher
discovered that Dnsmasq incorrectly handled DNS requests. A remote attacker
could use this issue to cause Dnsmasq to consume memory, resulting in a
denial of service. (CVE-2017-14495)

Felix Wilhelm, Fermin J. Serna, Gabriel Campana and Kevin Hamacher
discovered that Dnsmasq incorrectly handled DNS requests. A remote attacker
could use this issue to cause Dnsmasq to crash, resulting in a denial of
service. (CVE-2017-14496)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 17.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.