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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201301-04 ] dhcpcd: Arbitrary code execution Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: dhcpcd: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201301-04)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: January 09, 2013
Bug(s): #362459
ID: 201301-04

Synopsis

A vulnerability has been found in dhcpcd, allowing remote attackers
to execute arbitrary code on the DHCP client.


Background

dhcpcd is a fully featured, yet light weight RFC2131 compliant DHCP
client.


Affected Packages

Package: net-misc/dhcpcd
Vulnerable: < 5.2.12
Unaffected: >= 5.2.12
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

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.

Resolution

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


References

CVE-2011-0996
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