Vulnerability identifier: #VU8661
Vulnerability risk: Medium
Exploitation vector: Local network
Exploit availability: Yes
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
The vulnerability exists due to boundary error when processing IPv6 router advertisements. A remote unauthenticated attacker on local network can send specially crafted IPv6 router advertisement to the affected service, trigger heap-based buffer overflow and crash the service or execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.
Update to version 2.78.
Vulnerable software versions
Dnsmasq: 0.4 - 2.77
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?