Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : dhcp vulnerability (USN-531-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Nahuel Riva and Gerardo Richarte discovered that the DHCP server did
not correctly handle certain client options. A remote attacker could
send malicious DHCP replies to the server and execute arbitrary code.

Solution :

Update the affected dhcp, dhcp-client and / or dhcp-relay packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28136 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5365