A cybersecurity consultancy in Israel recently disclosed the details of seven potentially serious DNS-related vulnerabilities that could expose millions of devices to various types of attacks.
DNSpooq is the name the researchers gave to the vulnerabilities found in dnsmasq, an open-source DNS forwarding software in common use.
Dnsmasq is very popular, and so far approximately 40 vendors have been identified that use it in their products, as well as some major Linux distributions.
Is my Peplink vulnerable?
The good news is that only a small percentage of Peplink routers is vulnerable.
The vulnerability ONLY applies to Peplink Mediafast routers when running a KVM with a virtual private network. Peplink has made a special build firmware available that contains a fix for the vulnerability, which can be downloaded from the Peplink website.