dhcpcd: Arbitrary code execution — GLSA 201301-04

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

Affected Packages

net-misc/dhcpcd on all architectures
Affected versions < 5.2.12
Unaffected versions >= 5.2.12

Background

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

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:

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

References

Release Date
January 09, 2013

Latest Revision
January 09, 2013: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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