GLSA-201606-07 : dhcpcd: Multiple vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201606-07
(dhcpcd: Multiple vulnerabilities)

A heap overflow can be triggered via malformed DHCP responses in the
print_option (via dhcp_envoption1) due to incorrect option length values.
These vulnerabilities could also allow remote attackers to trigger an
invalid read/crash via malformed DHCP responses.

Impact :

Remote attackers could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or cause Denial of Service.

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-6.10.0”

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91701 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1503

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