CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-07-24
Bugzilla: 842420: CVE-2012-3571 dhcp: DoS due to error in handling malformed client identifiers


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

ISC DHCP 4.1.2 through 4.2.4 and 4.1-ESV before 4.1-ESV-R6 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and CPU consumption) via a malformed client identifier.

Find out more about CVE-2012-3571 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 3.3
Base Metrics: AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Adjacent Network
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (dhcp) RHSA-2012:1140 August 03, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (dhcp) RHSA-2012:1141 August 03, 2012

External References


Upstream acknowledges Markus Hietava of Codenomicon CROSS project as the original reporter of this issue.

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