Your Linux Machine Can Be Hacked Remotely With Just A Malicious DNS Response

By [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal) A critical vulnerability has been discovered in Systemd, the popular init system and service manager for Linux operating systems, that could allow remote attackers to potentially trigger a buffer overflow to execute malicious code on the targeted machines via a DNS response.

The vulnerability, designated as CVE-2017-9445, actually resides in the ‘dns_packet_new’ function of ‘systemd-resolved,

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