FreeBSD : dhcpcd -- remote code execution/denial of service (092156c9-04d7-11e6-b1ce-002590263bf5)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 90553


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


MITRE reports :

The get_option function in dhcp.c in dhcpcd before 6.2.0, as used in dhcpcd 5.x in Android before 5.1 and other products, does not validate the relationship between length fields and the amount of data, which allows remote DHCP servers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a large length value of an option in a DHCPACK message.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 90553

File Name: freebsd_pkg_092156c904d711e6b1ce002590263bf5.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/04/18

Modified: 2016/04/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:dhcpcd, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2016/04/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/06/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7912