SuSE9 Security Update : dhcp6 (YOU Patch Number 12697)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

A rogue DHCP server could instruct clients to use a host name that
contains shell meta characters. Since many scripts in the system do
not expect unusal characters in the system's host name the DHCP client
needs to sanitize the host name offered by the server. (CVE-2011-0996)

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-0996.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-0997.html

Solution :

Apply YOU patch number 12697.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 53636 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0996
CVE-2011-0997