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CVE-2009-0692

Impact: Critical
Public: 2009-07-14
CWE: CWE-130->CWE-119
Bugzilla: 507717: CVE-2009-0692 dhclient: stack overflow leads to arbitrary code execution as root
IAVA: 2009-A-0105

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Stack-based buffer overflow in the script_write_params method in client/dhclient.c in ISC DHCP dhclient 4.1 before 4.1.0p1, 4.0 before 4.0.1p1, 3.1 before 3.1.2p1, 3.0, and 2.0 allows remote DHCP servers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted subnet-mask option.

Find out more about CVE-2009-0692 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 8.3
Base Metrics: AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Adjacent Network
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES EUS (v. 4.7) (dhcp) RHSA-2009:1136 July 14, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 (dhcp) RHSA-2009:1154 July 14, 2009
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (dhcp) RHSA-2009:1136 July 14, 2009

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