Amazon Linux AMI : dnsmasq (ALAS-2017-907)

High Nessus Plugin ID 103604

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description

Information leak in the DHCPv6 relay code

An information leak was found in dnsmasq in the DHCPv6 relay code. An attacker on the local network could send crafted DHCPv6 packets to dnsmasq causing it to forward the contents of process memory, potentially leaking sensitive data. (CVE-2017-14494)

Memory exhaustion vulnerability in the EDNS0 code

A memory exhaustion flaw was found in dnsmasq in the EDNS0 code. An attacker could send crafted DNS packets which would trigger memory allocations which would never be freed, leading to unbounded memory consumption and eventually a crash. This issue only affected configurations using one of the options: add-mac, add-cpe-id, or add-subnet. (CVE-2017-14495)

Integer underflow leading to buffer over-read in the EDNS0 code

An integer underflow flaw leading to a buffer over-read was found in dnsmasq in the EDNS0 code. An attacker could send crafted DNS packets to dnsmasq which would cause it to crash. This issue only affected configurations using one of the options: add-mac, add-cpe-id, or add-subnet. (CVE-2017-14496)

Heap overflow in the code responsible for building DNS replies

A heap buffer overflow was found in dnsmasq in the code responsible for building DNS replies. An attacker could send crafted DNS packets to dnsmasq which would cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-14491)

Heap overflow in the IPv6 router advertisement code

A heap buffer overflow was discovered in dnsmasq in the IPv6 router advertisement (RA) handling code. An attacker on the local network segment could send crafted RAs to dnsmasq which would cause it to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected configurations using one of these options: enable-ra, ra-only, slaac, ra-names, ra-advrouter, or ra-stateless.
(CVE-2017-14492)

Stack buffer overflow in the DHCPv6 code

A stack buffer overflow was found in dnsmasq in the DHCPv6 code. An attacker on the local network could send a crafted DHCPv6 request to dnsmasq which would cause it to a crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-14493)

Solution

Run 'yum update dnsmasq' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/ALAS-2017-907.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103604

File Name: ala_ALAS-2017-907.nasl

Version: 3.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/10/03

Updated: 2019/08/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:dnsmasq, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:dnsmasq-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:dnsmasq-utils, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/10/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/10/03

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-14491, CVE-2017-14492, CVE-2017-14493, CVE-2017-14494, CVE-2017-14495, CVE-2017-14496

ALAS: 2017-907

IAVA: 2017-A-0284