ISC DHCP: Denial of Service — GLSA 200808-05

A Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in ISC DHCP.

Affected Packages

net-misc/dhcp on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.1.1
Unaffected versions >= 3.1.1

Background

ISC DHCP is ISC's reference implementation of all aspects of the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.

Description

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.

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All ISC DHCP users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/dhcp-3.1.1"

References

Release Date
August 06, 2008

Latest Revision
August 06, 2008: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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