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Debian LTS: Security Advisory for c-ares (DLA-2738-1)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

1 year ago

Modified

Modified

11 months ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'c-ares' package(s) announced via the DLA-2738-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

An issue has been found in c-ares, an asynchronous name resolver. Missing input validation of host names returned by Domain Name Servers can lead to output of wrong hostnames.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'c-ares' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 1.12.0-1+deb9u2. We recommend that you upgrade your c-ares packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)