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Microsoft DHCP Client service contains a buffer overflow

Vulnerability Note VU#257164

Original Release Date: 2006-07-11 | Last Revised: 2006-07-13


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."

The Problem

The Microsoft DHCP Client service contains a buffer overflow. If a remote attacker responds to a DHCP request with a specially crafted DHCP response, that attacker may be able to trigger the buffer overflow on the requesting system.

For more information refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-036.


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.

Vendor Information


Microsoft Corporation Affected

Updated:  July 11, 2006



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


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This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-036. Microsoft credits Mariano Nu༞z Di Croce of Cybsec Security Systems for providing information regarding this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-2372
Severity Metric: 78.00
Date Public: 2006-07-11
Date First Published: 2006-07-11
Date Last Updated: 2006-07-13 21:21 UTC
Document Revision: 11

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