Security Advisory 2020-05-06-1 - umdns out-of-bounds reads of heap data and possible buffer overflow (CVE-2020-11750)

umdns in OpenWrt through 18.06.8 and 19.07.2 has potential for out-of-bounds reads of heap data and possible buffer overflow.

umdns is the OpenWrt Multicast DNS Daemon.

We have not been made aware of any exploits at this time, however users are advised to update the umdns package to 2020-04-25-cdac0460-1 or later.

CVE-2020-11750 has been assigned to this issue.

The umdns package is not part of the default package set: official OpenWrt images provided for download do not contain umdns. However, third-party firmware images based on OpenWrt may contain umdns by default.

In order to exploit this vulnerability, a vulnerable version of the umdns package needs to be installed on the OpenWrt device. A malicious attacker in the same local network as the OpenWrt device would then need to send a specially crafted mDNS packet.

To fix this issue, update the affected umdns package using the command below.

 opkg update; opkg upgrade umdns

The fix is contained in the following and later versions:

To our knowledge, OpenWrt versions 18.06.0 to 18.06.8 and versions 19.07.0 to 19.07.2 are affected. The fixed packages will be integrated in the upcoming OpenWrt 18.06.9 and OpenWrt 19.07.3 releases. Older versions of OpenWrt (e.g. OpenWrt 15.05 and LEDE 17.01) are end of life and not supported any more.

This issue was identified by Guido Vranken using ForAllSecure Mayhem and code fix was implemented by Kevin Darbyshire-Bryant with assistance from Guido Vranken.

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  • Last modified: 2020/05/19 10:44
  • by zorun