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<glsa id="201512-01">
<title>Dnsmasq: Denial of Service</title>
<synopsis>A vulnerability in Dnsmasq can lead to a Denial of Service
<product type="ebuild">dnsmasq</product>
<announced>December 17, 2015</announced>
<revised>December 17, 2015: 1</revised>
<package name="net-dns/dnsmasq" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.72-r2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.72-r2</vulnerable>
<p>Dnsmasq is a lightweight, easy to configure DNS forwarder and DHCP
<p>An out-of-bounds read vulnerability has been found in the tcp_request
function in Dnsmasq.
<impact type="normal">
<p>A remote attacker could send a specially crafted DNS request, possibly
resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All Dnsmasq users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=net-dns/dnsmasq-2.72-r2"
<uri link="">CVE-2015-3294</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:11:32 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 17 Dec 2015 15:30:29 +0000">ackle</metadata>