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Dnsmasq: A Reality Check and Remediation Practices

Dnsmasq is the de-facto tool for meeting the DNS/DHCP requirements of small servers and embedded devices. Recently, Google Security researchers identified seven vulnerabilities that can allow a remote attacker to execute code on, leak information from, or crash a device running a Dnsmasq version earlier than 2.78, if configured with certain options. Based on
Publish At:2017-10-21 18:05 | Read:1514 | Comments:0 | Tags:Internet of Things Vulnerabilities Dnsmasq routers

Google’s Security Research Team Identifies and Fixes 7 Vulnerabilities in Dnsmasq

Google security experts disclosed seven distinct vulnerabilities in the Dnsmasq software package. Regardless of what you may think of Google as a company, it is difficult to criticize their prolific and in-depth security research. The latest example is their disclosure of seven distinct issues in the Dnsmasq software package. From the authors’ website,
Publish At:2017-10-03 09:45 | Read:1104 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking DHCP DNS Dnsmasq Google

[CRITICAL] CVE-2015-7547: glibc getaddrinfo stack-based buffer overflow

Have you ever been deep in the mines of debugging and suddenly realized that you were staring at something far more interesting than you were expecting? You are not alone! Recently a Google engineer noticed that their SSH client segfaulted every time they tried to connect to a specific host. That engineer filed a ticket to investigate the behavior and after
Publish At:2016-11-20 03:20 | Read:3188 | Comments:0 | Tags:Application Security Cyber Security Cyber Security Research

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