FreeBSD : dhcpcd -- remote code execution/denial of service (6ec9f210-0404-11e6-9aee-bc5ff4fb5ea1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 90554


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


MITRE reports :

The print_option function in dhcp-common.c in dhcpcd through 6.9.1, as used in dhcp.c in dhcpcd 5.x in Android before 5.1 and other products, misinterprets the return value of the snprintf function, which allows remote DHCP servers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted message.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 90554

File Name: freebsd_pkg_6ec9f210040411e69aeebc5ff4fb5ea1.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: 2016/01/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7913