Upstream information

CVE-2016-1504 at MITRE


dhcpcd before 6.10.0 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (invalid read and crash) via vectors related to the option length.

SUSE information

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

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 5 6.8
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P 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 None Partial
Integrity Impact None Partial
Availability Impact Partial Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.5
Vector AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact High

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: 963549 [RESOLVED / INVALID]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.

Status of this issue by product and package

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 SP4 dhcpcd Not affected