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dhcpcd -- remote code execution/denial of service

Affected packages
dhcpcd < 6.9.1


VuXML ID 092156c9-04d7-11e6-b1ce-002590263bf5
Discovery 2015-06-19
Entry 2016-04-17

MITRE reports:

The get_option function in dhcp.c in dhcpcd before 6.2.0, as used in dhcpcd 5.x in Android before 5.1 and other products, does not validate the relationship between length fields and the amount of data, which allows remote DHCP servers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a large length value of an option in a DHCPACK message.


CVE Name CVE-2014-7912