Updated dnsmasq packages fix a security vulnerabilityPublication date: 08 Jun 2021
Affected Mageia releases : 7 , 8
A flaw was found in dnsmasq in versions before 2.85. When configured to use a specific server for a given network interface, dnsmasq uses a fixed port while forwarding queries. An attacker on the network, able to find the outgoing port used by dnsmasq, only needs to guess the random transmission ID to forge a reply and get it accepted by dnsmasq. This flaw makes a DNS Cache Poisoning attack much easier (CVE-2021-3448). This kind of configuration is the default when network-manager uses dnsmasq.