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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
Updated PXE packages are now available for Red Hat Linux Advanced
Server which fix a vulnerability that can crash the PXE server using
certain DHCP packets.
The PXE package contains the PXE (Preboot eXecution Environment)
server and code needed for Linux to boot from a boot disk image on a
Linux PXE server.
It was found that the PXE server could be crashed using DHCP packets
from some Voice Over IP (VOIP) phones. This bug could be used to cause
a denial of service (DoS) attack on remote systems by using malicious
Users of PXE on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server are advised to upgrade
to the new release which contains a version of PXE that is not
vulnerable to this issue.
See also :
Update the affected pxe package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 12317 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2002-0835
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