Attacker Value
Unknown
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Exploitability
Unknown
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User Interaction
None
Privileges Required
None
Attack Vector
Network
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CVE-2020-25686

Disclosure Date: January 20, 2021
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Description

A flaw was found in dnsmasq before version 2.83. When receiving a query, dnsmasq does not check for an existing pending request for the same name and forwards a new request. By default, a maximum of 150 pending queries can be sent to upstream servers, so there can be at most 150 queries for the same name. This flaw allows an off-path attacker on the network to substantially reduce the number of attempts that it would have to perform to forge a reply and have it accepted by dnsmasq. This issue is mentioned in the “Birthday Attacks” section of RFC5452. If chained with CVE-2020-25684, the attack complexity of a successful attack is reduced. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data integrity.

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CVSS V3 Severity and Metrics
Base Score:
3.7 Low
Impact Score:
1.4
Exploitability Score:
2.2
Vector:
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N
Attack Vector (AV):
Network
Attack Complexity (AC):
High
Privileges Required (PR):
None
User Interaction (UI):
None
Scope (S):
Unchanged
Confidentiality (C):
None
Integrity (I):
Low
Availability (A):
None

General Information

Products

  • dnsmasq
Technical Analysis