GLSA-201301-04 : dhcpcd: Arbitrary code execution

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201301-04
(dhcpcd: Arbitrary code execution)

A vulnerability has been discovered in dhcpcd. Please review the CVE
identifier referenced below for details.

Impact :

The vulnerability might allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on
the DHCP client.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All dhcpcd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/dhcpcd-5.2.12'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63438 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47272

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0996