Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : dhcp3 vulnerability (USN-1108-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Sebastian Krahmer discovered that the dhclient utility incorrectly
filtered crafted responses. An attacker could use this flaw with a
malicious DHCP server to execute arbitrary code, resulting in root
privilege escalation.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 53372 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47176

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0997