CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2011-2717

Improper Neutralization of Special Elements in Output Used by a Downstream Component ('Injection')

Published: Nov 27, 2019 | Modified: Dec 18, 2019
CVSS 3.x
9.8
CRITICAL
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVSS 2.x
10 HIGH
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
Ubuntu

The DHCPv6 client (dhcp6c) as used in the dhcpv6 project through 2011-07-25 allows remote DHCP servers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a hostname obtained from a DHCP message.

Weakness

The product constructs all or part of a command, data structure, or record using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify how it is parsed or interpreted when it is sent to a downstream component.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Dhcp6c Linux * 2011-07-25

Potential Mitigations

References