Scientific Linux Security Update : dhcp on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was discovered in the way the dhcpd
daemon parsed DHCPv6 packets. A remote attacker could use this flaw to
crash dhcpd via a specially crafted DHCPv6 packet, if dhcpd was
running as a DHCPv6 server. (CVE-2010-3611)

After installing this update, all DHCP servers will be restarted

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected dhclient, dhcp and / or dhcp-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60909 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3611