Top DNS service may be suffering from some serious security flaws – TechRadar

An Israeli cybersecurity firm has discovered some serious security flaws affecting a piece of popular Domain Name System (DNS) software. Jerusalem-based JSOF has disclosed seven vulnerabilities affecting dnsmasq, an open-source DNS forwarding program, that the firm has collectively called DNSpooq.

“The Dnspooq vulnerabilities include DNS cache poisoning vulnerabilities as well as a potential remote code execution and others,” the JSOF report read. “The list of devices using dnsmasq is long and varied. According to our internet-based research, prominent users of dnsmasq seem to include Cisco routers, Android phones, Aruba devices, Technicolor, and Red-Hat, as well as Siemens, Ubiquiti networks, Comcast, and others.”


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