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

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

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 an attacker could cause a Denial of
Service by crashing the DHCP client.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200507-16.xml

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'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19212 (gentoo_GLSA-200507-16.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1848