CVE-2020-25681 Detail

Current 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.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  8.1 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1881875 Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/QGB7HL3OWHTLEPSMLDGOMXQKG3KM2QME/ Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/WYW3IR6APUSKOYKL5FT3ACTIHWHGQY32/ Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202101-17 Third Party Advisory 
https://www.debian.org/security/2021/dsa-4844 Third Party Advisory 
https://www.jsof-tech.com/disclosures/dnspooq/ Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-122 Heap-based Buffer Overflow Provider acceptance level Red Hat, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-25681
NVD Published Date:
01/20/2021
NVD Last Modified:
02/25/2021
Source:
Red Hat, Inc.