RHEL 2.1 : dhcpcd (RHSA-2005:603)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated dhcpcd package that fixes a denial of service issue is now
available.

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

The dhcpcd package includes a DHCP client daemon.

An out of bounds memory read bug was found in dhcpcd. A malicious user
on the local network could send a specially crafted DHCP packet to the
client causing it to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project assigned the name CVE-2005-1848 to this issue.

Users of dhcpcd should update to this erratum package, which contains
a patch that resolves this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-1848.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-603.html

Solution :

Update the affected dhcpcd package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19331 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1848