GLSA-201301-04 : dhcpcd: Arbitrary code execution

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63438


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63438

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201301-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/01/09

Modified: 2017/08/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:dhcpcd, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/01/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0996

BID: 47272

OSVDB: 74997

GLSA: 201301-04