|Summary:||CVE-2007-0062 dhcpd possible DoS via large max-message-size option|
|Product:||[Other] Security Response||Reporter:||Tomas Hoger <thoger>|
|Component:||vulnerability||Assignee:||Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>|
|Status:||CLOSED NEXTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2008-06-03 08:59:14 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Tomas Hoger 2007-10-19 11:50:44 UTC
ISC dhcpd is prone to denial of service attack (daemon crash) when DHCP client specifies large value for dhcp-max-message-size in the request. Problem only occurs when dhcpd is configured to provide clients with very large amount of DHCP options. Such configurations seems very unlikely to exist in the real deployments.
Comment 3 Tomas Hoger 2007-10-29 12:15:07 UTC
Created attachment 241731 [details] ISC patch for dhcp 3.0.x Thanks to Evan Hunt for providing this patch! Patch itself is bit long, as it has some unrelated changes too, like formatting updates and re-wording of some comments.
Comment 4 David Cantrell 2007-10-29 17:30:44 UTC
This patch is a bit large. Can we have it without the formatting changes? If not, I'll go through it and reduce it to just the security fix. I'd like to get updates out for Fedora for this issue as well. Recent versions of Fedora that we're still supporting use ISC DHCP 3.0.5 or 3.0.6. I have upgraded rawhide to 3.1.0.
Comment 5 Tomas Hoger 2007-10-29 18:19:40 UTC
I guess we'll have to cut it down to something smaller ourselves, but I guess it should not be too difficult. Please postpone updates for now, as we still do not know exact CVE id for this issue. Postponing it should not cause much of the problems, as I do not believe this issue does really affect any users. Btw: ISC plan regarding this issue is: It'll be released in the next cut of DHCP 4.0.0--I'm not sure yet whether it'll be named "b3" or "rc1"--and in DHCP 3.1.1b1.
Comment 7 Tomas Hoger 2007-11-02 17:21:20 UTC
David Dewey of IBM ISS X-Force confirmed this is CVE-2007-0062. http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/33102
Comment 9 Tomas Hoger 2008-06-03 08:59:14 UTC
Investigation of this issue showed that the impact of the flaw is limited to a DoS attack against dhcpd server. Issue can only be exploited in unlikely configurations where dhcpd server is configured to provide clients with a large set of DHCP options. Such configurations are easily spotted as they are likely to cause server crash on non-malicious client requests (if client specifies large enough max message size) or clients receiving incomplete or truncated options set in server's reply (for common max message sizes smaller than maximum dhcp packet MTU).
Comment 10 Tomas Hoger 2008-06-03 09:04:57 UTC
Making bug public, issue is now fixed upstream in all dhcp versions currently supported by ISC. Fixed upstream in the following versions: dhcp-3.0.7 dhcp-3.1.1 dhcp-4.0.0 Due to a minimal impact of this flaw, we currently do not plan to backport a fix to dhcp packages in the already released versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Future Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions will include fixed dhcp packages based on fixed upstream version.
Comment 11 Tomas Hoger 2008-06-03 09:06:03 UTC
Issue is already fixed in dhcp packages in Fedora 9 and Rawhide, as they are based on fixed upstream version 4.0.0.