GLSA-200907-12 : ISC DHCP: dhcpclient Remote execution of arbitrary code

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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-200907-12
(ISC DHCP: dhcpclient Remote execution of arbitrary code)

The Mandriva Linux Engineering Team has reported a stack-based buffer
overflow in the subnet-mask handling of dhclient.

Impact :

A remote attacker might set up a rogue DHCP server in a victim's local
network, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with root

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All ISC DHCP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/dhcp-3.1.1-r1'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39797 (gentoo_GLSA-200907-12.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0692

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