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FS#4160 - Leaking host IP addresses to unrelated dnsmasq instances #9145

openwrt-bot opened this issue Nov 27, 2021 · 1 comment


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openwrt-bot commented Nov 27, 2021


Supply the following if possible:

  • Device problem occurs on
    All openWRT devices with version 20+. Tested on raspberry pi, x86_64 and xiaomi mi aiot router

  • Software versions of OpenWrt/LEDE release, packages, etc.
    Multiple, including snapshot r18191-b92a9f607b

  • Steps to reproduce

  1. Create multiple dnsmasq instances by creating 'main' and 'guest' configs in /etc/config/dhcp
  2. in the 'main' instance, create static host, set the option 'dns' to '1' and the option 'instance' to 'main'
  3. restart the dnsmasq
  4. both dnsmasq instances will run, but they will include configuration option "addn-hosts /tmp/hosts"
  5. the file /tmp/hosts/dhcp.guest will have no static records, the /tmp/hosts/dhcp.main will have the record from step 2
  6. connect to the guest network, try to resolve the record from step 2 (e.g. server.mainlan)

Problem: the resolver will work as the addn-hosts folder is shared with both instances. This "leaks" the dns responses to the guest lan from the main lan and vice-versa, despite this is not wanted.
I created a pull request with dirty workaround - changed the HOSTFILE variable in a way that it will create a separate directory (/tmp/hosts/dhcp/main/main and /tmp/hosts/dhcp/guest/guest), working around the problem - no more shared folders.

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