#VU54033 Reliance on Reverse DNS Resolution for a Security-Critical Action

Published: 2021-06-10

Vulnerability identifier: #VU54033

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 7.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-33516


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:

Vendor: Gnome Development Team


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform DNS rebinding attacks.

The vulnerability exists due to a logic issue in GUPnP. A remote attacker can trick a victim's browser into triggering actions against local UPnP services implemented using this library and gain access to sensitive information (e.g. data exfiltration) or tamper with data.

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Vulnerable software versions

gupnp: 1.0.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.0.5, 1.0.6, 1.1.0, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2.0, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.4


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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