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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-3214

Original release date: 07/18/2008
Last revised: 11/26/2012


dnsmasq 2.25 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) by (1) renewing a nonexistent lease or (2) sending a DHCPREQUEST for an IP address that is not in the same network, related to the DHCP NAK response from the daemon.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (07/25/2008)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the version of dnsmasq as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dnsmasq/+bug/47438
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080630 CVE request for dnsmasq DoS
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080712 Re: CVE request for dnsmasq DoS
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080708 Re: CVE request for dnsmasq DoS
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080701 Re: CVE request for dnsmasq DoS
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080702 Re: CVE request for dnsmasq DoS
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://freshmeat.net/projects/dnsmasq/?branch_id=1991&release_id=217681
External Source: XF
Name: dnsmasq-multiple-dos(43929)
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080703 Re: CVE request for dnsmasq DoS
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/CHANGELOG

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