A flaw was found in dnsmasq before version 2.83. A heap-based buffer overflow was discovered in dnsmasq when DNSSEC is enabled and before it validates the received DNS entries. A remote attacker, who can create valid DNS replies, could use this flaw to cause an overflow in a heap-allocated memory. This flaw is caused by the lack of length checks in rfc1035.c:extract_name(), which could be abused to make the code execute memcpy() with a negative size in get_rdata() and cause a crash in dnsmasq, resulting in a denial of service. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.
Published 2021-01-20 16:15:14
Updated 2021-03-26 18:36:32
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: OverflowDenial of service

Threat overview for CVE-2020-25683

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Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 53
IPs affected by CVE-2020-25683 972,979
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-25683

8.45%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 94 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-25683

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
7.1
HIGH AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
8.6
6.9
NIST
5.9
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
2.2
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2020-25683

  • A heap overflow condition is a buffer overflow, where the buffer that can be overwritten is allocated in the heap portion of memory, generally meaning that the buffer was allocated using a routine such as malloc().
    Assigned by: secalert@redhat.com (Primary)

References for CVE-2020-25683

Products affected by CVE-2020-25683

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