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USN-827-1: Dnsmasq vulnerabilities

1 September 2009

Dnsmasq vulnerabilities




IvAin Arce, Pablo HernAin Jorge, Alejandro Pablo Rodriguez, MartA­n Coco,
Alberto SoliAto Testa and Pablo Annetta discovered that Dnsmasq did not
properly validate its input when processing TFTP requests for files with
long names. A remote attacker could cause a denial of service or execute
arbitrary code with user privileges. Dnsmasq runs as the 'dnsmasq' user by
default on Ubuntu. (CVE-2009-2957)

Steve Grubb discovered that Dnsmasq could be made to dereference a NULL
pointer when processing certain TFTP requests. A remote attacker could
cause a denial of service by sending a crafted TFTP request.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.04
Ubuntu 8.10
Ubuntu 8.04

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.