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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2498-1 (dhcpcd)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

10 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update to dhcpcd announced via advisory DSA 2498-1.

Insight

Insight

It was discovered that dhcpcd, a DHCP client, was vulnerable to a stack overflow. A malformed DHCP message could crash the client, causing a denial of service, and potentially remote code execution through properly designed malicious DHCP packets. For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1:3.2.3-5+squeeze1. For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1:3.2.3-11. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1:3.2.3-11.

Solution

Solution

We recommend that you upgrade your dhcpcd package.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)