Debian: DSA-2498-1: dhcpcd security update

    Date24 Jun 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that dhcpcd, a DHCP client, was vulnerable to a stack overflow. A malformed DHCP message could crash the client, causing a denial of service, and potentially remote code execution through properly designed malicous DHCP packets.
    
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2498-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                         Yves-Alexis Perez
    June 23, 2012                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : dhcpcd
    Vulnerability  : remote stack overflow
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-2152
    Debian Bug     : #671265
    
    It was discovered that dhcpcd, a DHCP client, was vulnerable to a stack
    overflow. A malformed DHCP message could crash the client, causing a denial of
    service, and potentially remote code execution through properly designed
    malicous DHCP packets.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1:3.2.3-5+squeeze1.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1:3.2.3-11.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1:3.2.3-11.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your dhcpcd package.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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