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vulnerability alert CVE-2018-20103

HAProxy: infinite loop via dns_read_name

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can generate an infinite loop via dns_read_name() of HAProxy, in order to trigger a denial of service.
Vulnerable software: Fedora, openSUSE Leap, RHEL, SLES, Ubuntu.
Severity of this announce: 2/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: denial of service on server, denial of service on service, denial of service on client.
Attacker's origin: internet client.
Creation date: 13/12/2018.
Références of this computer vulnerability: CVE-2018-20103, FEDORA-2018-2abadd4469, FEDORA-2018-cb66bc33e6, openSUSE-SU-2019:0044-1, RHSA-2019:1436-01, SUSE-SU-2019:0061-1, USN-3858-1, VIGILANCE-VUL-28021.

Description of the vulnerability

An attacker can generate an infinite loop via dns_read_name() of HAProxy, in order to trigger a denial of service.
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