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Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 03:23:33 +0200
From: Robert Buchholz <>
Cc: Josh Bressers <>,
 Jamie Strandboge <>,
 "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request for dnsmasq DoS

On Wednesday 23 July 2008, Josh Bressers wrote:
> 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 this:
> That problem appears to be pretty much the same thing, but affecting
> versions 2.43 - 2.45

I also had to think of this <2.26 issue when I saw the bug, but I did 
not get to request a CVE yet, so thank you.

> Did this ever get a CVE id?

Yes, the <2.26 one is CVE-2008-3214.


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