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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
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.
With a malicious DHCP server an attacker could cause a Denial of
Service by crashing the DHCP client.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
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
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 19212 (gentoo_GLSA-200507-16.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2005-1848
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