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Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:32:50 +0100
From: Roy Marples <>
Subject: CVE Request: dhcpcd DoS attack


dhcpcd-4.0.0 though to dhcpcd.6.4.2 are vulnerable to a DoS attack.

As reported by Tobias Stoeckmann:
In function get_option, the DHO_OPTIONSOVERLOADED option checks if there
are overloaded options, like bootfile or servername.  It tries to make
sure that it's called only once, BUT overwrites that information after
receiving a DHO_END.  A malicious server could set the option
DHO_OPTIONSOVERLOADED yet another time in the bootfile or servername
section, which will result in another jump -- maybe into the same area.

This has been fixed upstream here:

I would like to request a CVE for the issue.

dhcpcd-6.4.3 has been released with the above fix.



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