Great finding Miriam, I've looked into it and fully agree. Since I had all the data at that moment I filed bug 1998184 for ubuntu-fan. Based on that we need to mask the tests and we can ignore them here in regard to this SRU (until fixed in ubuntu-fan).
-- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Touch seeded packages, which is subscribed to dnsmasq in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1995260 Title: dnsmasq focal 2.80 NODATA instead of NXDOMAIN bug Status in dnsmasq package in Ubuntu: Fix Released Status in dnsmasq source package in Focal: Fix Committed Bug description: [SRU] [ Impact ] Sometimes dnsmasq is incorrectly returning NODATA instead of NXDOMAIN. This can lead to erroneous actions by clients who need to determine whether a domain name exists or not. [ Test Plan ] In a focal VM, install dnsmasq (apt install dnsmasq) if it wasn't installed yet. #0 Disabling systemd-resolved service and enabling resolution through dnsmasq. # systemctl disable --now systemd-resolved.service # rm -f /etc/resolv.conf # cat > /etc/resolv.conf << __EOF__ nameserver 18.104.22.168 __EOF__ # systemctl start dnsmasq.service #1 Bad case # for i in srv txt aaaa a aaaa a txt srv; do host -t $i test.foo. 127.0.0.1 | tail -n 1; done Host test.foo. not found: 3(NXDOMAIN) Host test.foo. not found: 3(NXDOMAIN) Host test.foo. not found: 3(NXDOMAIN) test.foo has no A record Host test.foo. not found: 3(NXDOMAIN) test.foo has no A record test.foo has no TXT record test.foo has no SRV record #2 Good case #2.1 Installing new package # ls -1 *.deb dnsmasq-utils_2.80-1.1ubuntu1.6_amd64.deb dnsmasq-base_2.80-1.1ubuntu1.6_amd64.deb dnsmasq_2.80-1.1ubuntu1.6_all.deb # dpkg -i *.deb (Reading database ... 32073 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack dnsmasq-base_2.80-1.1ubuntu1.6_amd64.deb ... Unpacking dnsmasq-base (2.80-1.1ubuntu1.6) over (2.80-1.1ubuntu1.5) ... Selecting previously unselected package dnsmasq-utils. Preparing to unpack dnsmasq-utils_2.80-1.1ubuntu1.6_amd64.deb ... Unpacking dnsmasq-utils (2.80-1.1ubuntu1.6) ... Preparing to unpack dnsmasq_2.80-1.1ubuntu1.6_all.deb ... Unpacking dnsmasq (2.80-1.1ubuntu1.6) over (2.80-1.1ubuntu1.5) ... Setting up dnsmasq-base (2.80-1.1ubuntu1.6) ... Setting up dnsmasq-utils (2.80-1.1ubuntu1.6) ... Setting up dnsmasq (2.80-1.1ubuntu1.6) ... Processing triggers for dbus (1.12.16-2ubuntu2.3) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.1-1) ... Processing triggers for systemd (245.4-4ubuntu3.18) ... # dpkg -l | grep dnsmasq ii dnsmasq 2.80-1.1ubuntu1.6 all Small caching DNS proxy and DHCP/TFTP server ii dnsmasq-base 2.80-1.1ubuntu1.6 amd64 Small caching DNS proxy and DHCP/TFTP server ii dnsmasq-utils 2.80-1.1ubuntu1.6 amd64 Utilities for manipulating DHCP leases #2.2 Testing OK # for i in srv txt aaaa a aaaa a txt srv; do host -t $i test.foo. 127.0.0.1 | tail -n 1; done Host test.foo. not found: 3(NXDOMAIN) Host test.foo. not found: 3(NXDOMAIN) Host test.foo. not found: 3(NXDOMAIN) Host test.foo. not found: 3(NXDOMAIN) Host test.foo. not found: 3(NXDOMAIN) Host test.foo. not found: 3(NXDOMAIN) Host test.foo. not found: 3(NXDOMAIN) Host test.foo. not found: 3(NXDOMAIN) [ Where problems could occur ] It changes the program's behaviour by classifying as NXDOMAIN what used to be NODATA in some situations, so if a user had a workaround for this (in the form of a script or other kind of automatization) it will probably start to malfunction. The last rebuilding of the package for Focal was in May, so if any new dependencies or libs have been upgraded on this Ubuntu series this can impact the new rebuild. [ Other Info ] The patch is applied upstream and originated from a bug filed on Fedora side: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1674067 [Original Report] --------------------------------------------------- We upgraded our openstack containers which host dnsmasq services from bionic to focal. With this we got an update of dnsmasq from 2.79 to 2.80 which introduced a bug in our setup where dnsmasq returns NODATA instead of NXDOMAIN. This is already fixed upstream with the following commit . The Ubuntu dnsmasq 2.80 package should get a backport with a release for the focal packages which includes this bug fix.  https://thekelleys.org.uk/gitweb/?p=dnsmasq.git;a=commit;h=162e5e0062ce923c494cc64282f293f0ed64fc10 To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dnsmasq/+bug/1995260/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~touch-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp