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[GLSA-200507-16] dhcpcd: Denial of Service vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
dhcpcd: Denial of Service vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-16
(dhcpcd: Denial of Service vulnerability)


infamous42md discovered that dhcpcd can be tricked to read past
the end of the supplied DHCP buffer. As a result, this might lead to a
crash of the daemon.

Impact

With a malicious DHCP server a possible hacker could cause a Denial of
Service by crashing the DHCP client.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1848


Solution:
All dhcpcd users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/dhcpcd-1.3.22_p4-r11"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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