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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 15:20:48 -0400
From: Josh Bressers <>
To: Jamie Strandboge <>
cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>,
Subject: Re: CVE request for dnsmasq DoS

On 8 July 2008, Jamie Strandboge wrote:
> I finally had time to develop a PoC and confirm this on my own. A client
> need only send a DHCPREQUEST for an IP address not on the same network
> as dnsmasq. Eg:
> 1. dnsmasq listening on and giving IP addresses for
> 2. client requests IP address on another network, such as
> 3. dnsmasq 2.25 (and presumably earlier) crashes

It seems there is also a problem with newer dnsmasq that is very similar to

That problem appears to be pretty much the same thing, but affecting
versions 2.43 - 2.45

Did this ever get a CVE id?

I presume this new flaw will need one as well.



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