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[GLSA-200507-16] dhcpcd: Denial of Service vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
dhcpcd: Denial of Service vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-16
(dhcpcd: Denial of Service vulnerability)
infamous42md discovered that dhcpcd can be tricked to read past
the end of the supplied DHCP buffer. As a result, this might lead to a
crash of the daemon.
With a malicious DHCP server a possible hacker could cause a Denial of
Service by crashing the DHCP client.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All dhcpcd users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/dhcpcd-1.3.22_p4-r11"
Threat Level: Medium
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