Dnsmasq Vulnerabilities Threaten DNS Integrity

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Sep 16, 2020
Ontario, Canada
I came across a beta update for my router and it mentioned a hotfix for dnmasq related issues, so I did a quick Google and this turned up.

@Steve, could be a topic for the podcast.
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This is a great test of your router vendor. This bug flies under the radar. Does your router vendor fix it? Do they say anything at all about it? My preferred router vendor (Peplink) was asked about it and found the vulnerable software in only one of their models and only in one specific use case. If you have a consumer router from Netgear, Linksys, Asus, TP-Link, D-Link, etc. try to see if they acknowledge this in any way.
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I saw that update for my EdgeMax's. But I use BIND and so disabled DNS caching in my router. (I can't find (using a quick DDG search) whether BIND is susceptible to DNSpooq or not. Nor is there anything about pooq that I can find in the BIND 9.17.9 Release Notes.)

I also use BIND in my local network and I didn't realized that Edgerouter X is running another DNS service (dnsmasq) with it's own cache. Now I've disabled it. Thanks.
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