Upstream information

CVE-2016-1503 at MITRE


dhcpcd before 6.10.0, as used in Android 4.x before 4.4.4, 5.0.x before 5.0.2, 5.1.x before 5.1.1, and 6.x before 2016-04-01 and other products, mismanages option lengths, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap-based buffer overflow) via a malformed DHCP response, aka internal bug 26461634.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 10 6.8
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network Network
Access Complexity Low Medium
Authentication None None
Confidentiality Impact Complete Partial
Integrity Impact Complete Partial
Availability Impact Complete Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 9.8
Vector CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High
CVSSv3 Version 3

Note from the SUSE Security Team

The issue only affects dhcpcd 5 versions, not the older version 3 ones. SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 and older are unaffected by this problem:

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 963550 [RESOLVED / INVALID]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.

Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 dhcpcd Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP4 dhcpcd Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 dhcpcd Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 for VMware dhcpcd Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 dhcpcd Not affected