Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : dhcdbd vulnerability (USN-299-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Florian Hackenberger discovered a memory corruption bug in dhcdbd (the
NetworkManager daemon for processing DHCP operations). Invalid DHCP
responses crashed dhcdbd, which caused NetworkManager to not work any
more.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected dhcdbd package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27874 ()

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