Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer
Stack-based buffer overflow in the cons_options function in options.c in dhcpd in OpenBSD 4.0 through 4.2, and some other dhcpd implementations based on ISC dhcp-2, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via a DHCP request specifying a maximum message size smaller than the minimum IP MTU.
CWE-119 - Buffer Overflow
Buffer overflow attacks involve data transit and operations exceeding the restricted memory buffer, thereby corrupting or overwriting data in adjacent memory locations. Such overflow allows the attacker to run arbitrary code or manipulate the existing code to cause privilege escalation, data breach, denial of service, system crash and even complete system compromise. Given that languages such as C and C++ lack default safeguards against overwriting or accessing data in their memory, applications utilizing these languages are most susceptible to buffer overflows attacks.