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Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 17:57:53 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
To:, Jamie Strandboge <>
Subject: Re: CVE request for dnsmasq DoS

On Mon, 30 Jun 2008, Jamie Strandboge wrote:

> Hi,
> There is a remote DoS in dnsmasq 2.25 (and presumably earlier) that is
> fixed in 2.26. Details can be found at [1]. Can we get a CVE assigned
> for this?

I'm not sure I fully understand Thierry Carrez' comment about the security
implications of this issue.  It seems like an exploit would require a
malicious DHCP server, in which case isn't DHCP service already
compromised?  If so, then a crash of dnsmasq (null dereference?) doesn't
seem to be any worse than the loss of DHCP itself.

- Steve

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