RHEL 2.1 : dhcp (RHSA-2005:212)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated dhcp package that fixes a string format issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The dhcp package provides the ISC Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
(DHCP) server and relay agent, dhcpd. DHCP is a protocol that allows
devices to get their own network configuration information from a
server.

A bug was found in the way dhcpd logs error messages. A malicious DNS
server could send a carefully crafted DNS reply and cause dhcpd to
crash or possibly execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2005-0446 to this issue.

All users of dhcp should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-1006.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-212.html

Solution :

Update the affected dhcp package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18018 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1006