GLSA-200908-08 : ISC DHCP: dhcpd Denial of Service

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200908-08
(ISC DHCP: dhcpd Denial of Service)

Christoph Biedl discovered that dhcpd does not properly handle certain
DHCP requests when configured both using 'dhcp-client-identifier' and
'hardware ethernet'.

Impact :

A remote attacker might send a specially crafted request to dhcpd,
possibly resulting in a Denial of Service (daemon crash).

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All ISC DHCP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/dhcp-3.1.2_p1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40633 (gentoo_GLSA-200908-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 35669

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1892