FreeBSD : dnsmasq -- DNS cache poisoning, and DNSSEC buffer overflow, vulnerabilities (5b5cf6e5-5b51-11eb-95ac-7f9491278677)

high Nessus Plugin ID 145236
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.

Synopsis

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.

Description

Simon Kelley reports :

There are broadly two sets of problems. The first is subtle errors in dnsmasq's protections against the chronic weakness of the DNS protocol to cache-poisoning attacks; the Birthday attack, Kaminsky, etc.[...]

the second set of errors is a good old fashioned buffer overflow in dnsmasq's DNSSEC code. If DNSSEC validation is enabled, an installation is at risk.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?b6f14801

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

http://www.nessus.org/u?27a57b8d

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 145236

File Name: freebsd_pkg_5b5cf6e55b5111eb95ac7f9491278677.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 1/21/2021

Updated: 2/1/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-25682

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:dnsmasq, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:dnsmasq-devel, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/20/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/16/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-25681, CVE-2020-25682, CVE-2020-25683, CVE-2020-25684, CVE-2020-25685, CVE-2020-25686, CVE-2020-25687