CVE-2020-25681

high

Description

A flaw was found in dnsmasq before version 2.83. A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in the way RRSets are sorted before validating with DNSSEC data. An attacker on the network, who can forge DNS replies such as that they are accepted as valid, could use this flaw to cause a buffer overflow with arbitrary data in a heap memory segment, possibly executing code on the machine. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality and integrity as well as system availability.

References

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1881875

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/03/msg00027.html

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/QGB7HL3OWHTLEPSMLDGOMXQKG3KM2QME/

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/WYW3IR6APUSKOYKL5FT3ACTIHWHGQY32/

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202101-17

https://www.debian.org/security/2021/dsa-4844

https://www.jsof-tech.com/disclosures/dnspooq/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2021-01-20

Updated: 2021-03-26

Type: CWE-122

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 8.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C

Impact Score: 8.5

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3

Base Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 2.2

Severity: HIGH