ISC dhclient < 3.1-ESV-R1 / 4.1-ESV-R2 / 4.2.1-P1 Remote Code Execution

high Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 800649


ISC dhclient does not strip or escape shell meta-characters, which can lead to remote code execution.


ISC dhclient did not strip or escape certain shell meta-characters in responses from the dhcp server (like hostname) before passing the responses on to dhclient-script. Depending on the script and OS, this can result in execution of exploit code on the client.


Upgrade to 3.1-ESV-R1, 4.1-ESV-R2, or 4.2.1-P1, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 800649

Family: Generic

Published: 5/23/2013

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

Patch Publication Date: 4/5/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/5/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0997

BID: 47176