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dhcpcd: Arbitrary code execution


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201301-04 / dhcpcd
Release Date January 09, 2013
Latest Revision January 09, 2013: 1
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-misc/dhcpcd < 5.2.12 >= 5.2.12 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #362459


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

2.  Impact Information


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


A vulnerability has been discovered in dhcpcd. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.


The vulnerability might allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the DHCP client.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All dhcpcd users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/dhcpcd-5.2.12"

4.  References


Page updated January 09, 2013

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