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HistoryAug 10, 2021 - 12:00 a.m.

c-ares vulnerability

2021-08-1000:00:00
ubuntu.com
93

CVSS2

6.8

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

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

CVSS3

5.6

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

HIGH

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

LOW

Integrity Impact

LOW

Availability Impact

LOW

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

AI Score

7.3

Confidence

High

EPSS

0.002

Percentile

52.8%

Releases

  • Ubuntu 21.04
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 18.04 ESM

Packages

  • c-ares - library for asynchronous name resolution

Details

Philipp Jeitner and Haya Shulman discovered that c-ares incorrectly
validated certain hostnames returned by DNS servers. A remote attacker
could possibly use this issue to perform Domain Hijacking attacks.

CVSS2

6.8

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

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

CVSS3

5.6

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

HIGH

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

LOW

Integrity Impact

LOW

Availability Impact

LOW

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

AI Score

7.3

Confidence

High

EPSS

0.002

Percentile

52.8%