ISC DHCP: Denial of Service
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200808-05 / dhcp
||August 06, 2008
||August 06, 2008: 01
All supported architectures
A Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in ISC DHCP.
ISC DHCP is ISC's reference implementation of all aspects of the
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.
A buffer overflow error was found in ISC DHCP server, that can only be
exploited under unusual server configurations where the DHCP server is
configured to provide clients with a large set of DHCP options.
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a Denial of
There is no known workaround at this time.
All ISC DHCP users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/dhcp-3.1.1"