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Gentoo alert 201301-04 (dhcpcd)

From:  Stefan Behte <craig@gentoo.org>
To:  gentoo-announce@gentoo.org
Subject:  [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201301-04 ] dhcpcd: Arbitrary code execution
Date:  Wed, 09 Jan 2013 01:48:48 +0100
Message-ID:  <50ECBE70.9010103@gentoo.org>
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201301-04 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://security.gentoo.org/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Severity: High Title: dhcpcd: Arbitrary code execution Date: January 09, 2013 Bugs: #362459 ID: 201301-04 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Synopsis ======== A vulnerability has been found in dhcpcd, allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on the DHCP client. Background ========== dhcpcd is a fully featured, yet light weight RFC2131 compliant DHCP client. Affected packages ================= ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 net-misc/dhcpcd < 5.2.12 >= 5.2.12 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 ========== [ 1 ] CVE-2011-0996 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-0996 Availability ============ This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201301-04.xml Concerns? ========= Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org. License ======= Copyright 2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s). The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5


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