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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

Overview

Microsoft DHCP Client service contains a buffer overflow. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Description

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.

Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.

Solution

Apply a patch from your vendor

Microsoft addresses this vulnerability with the updates listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-036.

Vendor Information

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Microsoft Corporation

Updated:  July 11, 2006

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

Refer to http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-036.mspx.

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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Credit

This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-036 . Microsoft credits Mariano Nuñez 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: 10

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