Vulnerability Note VU#257164
Microsoft DHCP Client service contains a buffer overflow
Microsoft DHCP Client service contains a buffer overflow. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
As described in RFC 2131, "The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) provides a framework for passing configuration information to hosts on a TCP/IP network."
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.
Apply a patch from your vendor
Microsoft addresses this vulnerability with the updates listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-036.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||11 Jul 2006|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-036 . Microsoft credits Mariano Nuņez Di Croce of Cybsec Security Systems for providing information regarding this vulnerability.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-2372
- Date Public: 11 Jul 2006
- Date First Published: 11 Jul 2006
- Date Last Updated: 13 Jul 2006
- Severity Metric: 78.00
- Document Revision: 10
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