[Dnsmasq-discuss] DNSSEC Retry causes SEGFAULT

Simon Kelley simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Mon Oct 7 17:58:25 BST 2019

On 05/10/2019 11:22, Dominik wrote:
> Hey all,
> I'm reporting a bug on behold of another user that does not want to
> contact this mailing list himself.
> Short summary: With DNSSEC enabled, the user sees a crash when dnsmasq
> wants to retry a query after the upstream DNS server responded before
> with "REFUSED DNSKEY". At least this is my theory so far.
> This crash happens with dnsmasq v2.80.
> The backtrace shows that the error is encountered at
> http://thekelleys.org.uk/gitweb/?p=dnsmasq.git;a=blob;f=src/forward.c;h=3dd863335b1320477c56b7c50112bfe241cfd574;hb=91421cb7575df7bb211dacc30dc7c7c715c38299#l303
>>> if (forward->sentto->addr.sa.sa_family == AF_INET)
> With gdb, we saw that the crash happens when dnsmasq tries to access
> forward->sentto->...:
> (gdb) p forward
> $1 = (struct frec *) 0x5569e433b0e0
> (gdb) p forward->sentto
> $2 = (struct server *) 0x0
> (gdb) p forward->sentto->addr
> Cannot access memory at address 0x0
> (gdb) p forward->sentto->addr.sa
> Cannot access memory at address 0x0
> (gdb) p forward->sentto->addr.sa.sa_family
> Cannot access memory at address 0x0
> Further details can be found in the issue ticket below.
> I'll man-in-the-middle things back and forth if necessary.
> https://github.com/pi-hole/FTL/issues/645

Thanks for this. There's lots of useful information already.

I think that the problem may be related to having both and ::1
as servers: The REFUSED reply from one causes dnsmasq to retry the query
on the other and somewhere in that process, internal datastructures are

What would be really useful would be to see more history to the packet
dumps, and preferably a copy of the pcap file. Could you help get those?



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