SuSE Linux sysconfig ifup-dhcp script could allow remote command execution

suse-sysconfig-command-execution (9040) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


SuSE Linux could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands on the system, caused by a vulnerability in the sysconfig ifup-dhcp script. The ifup-dhcp script is used to set up devices using information obtained from a DHCP server. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by passing malicious data to the ifup-dhcp script using spoofed DHCP responses to execute arbitrary commands on the system.


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of sysconfig (0.23.14-60 or later), as listed in SuSE Security Announcement SuSE-SA:2002:016. See References.


  • BID-4695: SuSE IfUp-DHCP Script Remote Arbitrary Command Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-0758: ifup-dhcp script in the sysconfig package for SuSE 8.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via spoofed DHCP responses, which are stored and executed in a file.
  • OSVDB ID: 5118: SuSE ifup-dhcp Spoofed DHCP Arbitrary Command Execution

Platforms Affected:

  • SUSE SuSE Linux 8.0


May 08, 2002

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