Google Reveals Critical Flaws In Dnsmasq Software Packages

A team of Google security researchers has discovered a set of security vulnerabilities in the Dnsmasq software package that could have potentially enabled remote code execution by an attacker.  Dnsmasq is a widely used open-source network utilities program that provides local DNS (Domain Name Service) services as well as DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) capabiltiies. Among the many places where Dnsmasq is used is inside of Google’s Android mobile operating system, as well as in the Kubernetes container orchestration system.

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