GLSA-201409-03 : dhcpcd: Denial of service

Low Nessus Plugin ID 77512


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201409-03 (dhcpcd: Denial of service)

A vulnerability has been discovered in dhcpcd. A malicious dhcp server can set flags as part of the dhcp reply that can cause a Denial of Service condition.
Impact :

A remote attacker can cause a Denial of Service condition.
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-6.4.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 77512

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201409-03.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/09/04

Modified: 2016/05/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2014/09/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6060

BID: 68970

OSVDB: 109753

GLSA: 201409-03