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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Dhcp Vendors:   ISC (Internet Software Consortium)
Google Android Buffer Overflows in DHCP Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033124
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033124
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-7912, CVE-2014-7913   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 30 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Google Android DHCP. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user (server) can return specially crafted DHCP data to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The get_option() function in 'dhcp.c' is affected [CVE-2014-7912].

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-15-093/

Juri Aedla reported this vulnerability via HP's Zero Day Initiative.

The print_option() function in 'dhcp-common.c' is affected [CVE-2014-7913].

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix [in March 2015], available at:

https://android.googlesource.com/platform/external/dhcpcd/+/73c09dd8067250734511d955d8f792b41c7213f0

Vendor URL:  android.googlesource.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Android

Message History:   None.


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