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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3430-3
Posted Jan 4, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3430-3 - USN-3430-2 fixed several vulnerabilities. The update introduced a new regression that breaks DNS resolution. This update addresses the problem. 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. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-14491, CVE-2017-14492, CVE-2017-14493, CVE-2017-14494, CVE-2017-14495, CVE-2017-14496
MD5 | 2e78e5477e350e6229ac4eeeb1a64bea

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3430-3

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3430-3
January 04, 2018

dnsmasq regression
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary:

USN-3430-2 introduced regression in Dnsmasq.

Software Description:
- dnsmasq: Small caching DNS proxy and DHCP/TFTP server

Details:

USN-3430-2 fixed several vulnerabilities. The update introduced a new
regression that breaks DNS resolution. This update addresses the
problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory 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 12.04 ESM:
dnsmasq=C2=A02.59-4ubuntu0.4
dnsmasq-base2.59-4ubuntu0.4
dnsmasq-utils2.59-4ubuntu0.4

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

References:
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3430-3
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3430-1
https://launchpad.net/bugs/1741262

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