Debian Security Advisory

DLA-998-1 c-ares -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
22 Jun 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-1000381.
More information:
  • CVE-2017-1000381

    The c-ares function ares_parse_naptr_reply(), which is used for parsing NAPTR responses, could be triggered to read memory outside of the given input buffer if the passed in DNS response packet was crafted in a particular way.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.9.1-3+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your c-ares packages.

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