Debian DLA-1793-1 : dhcpcd5 security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 125269


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there was a read overflow vulnerability in the dhcpcd5 network management protocol client.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in dhcpcd5 version 6.0.5-2+deb8u1. Thanks to Roy Marples <[email protected]>.

We recommend that you upgrade your dhcpcd5 packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected dhcpcd5 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 125269

File Name: debian_DLA-1793.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/05/20

Updated: 2019/05/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dhcpcd5, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2019/05/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/04/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-11579