[USN-6225-1] Knot Resolver vulnerability

Evan Caville evan.caville at canonical.com
Thu Jul 13 04:31:43 UTC 2023

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6225-1
July 13, 2023

knot-resolver vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 22.10
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)


Knot Resolver could be made to crash if it received specially crafted
network traffic.

Software Description:
- knot-resolver: caching, DNSSEC-validating DNS resolver


It was discovered that Knot Resolver did not correctly handle certain
client options. A remote attacker could send requests to malicous domains
and cause a denial of service.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 22.10:
   knot-resolver                   5.5.1-5ubuntu0.22.10.1

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   knot-resolver                   5.4.4-1ubuntu0.1~esm1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
   knot-resolver                   3.2.1-3ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   knot-resolver                   2.1.1-1ubuntu0.1~esm2
   libkres-dev                     2.1.1-1ubuntu0.1~esm2
   libkres6                        2.1.1-1ubuntu0.1~esm2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   knot-resolver                   1.0.0~beta3-1ubuntu0.1~esm1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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