Scientific Linux Security Update : dhcp on SL4.x,SL5.x,SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

It was discovered that the DHCP client daemon, dhclient, did not
sufficiently sanitize certain options provided in DHCP server replies,
such as the client hostname. A malicious DHCP server could send such
an option with a specially crafted value to a DHCP client. If this
option's value was saved on the client system, and then later
insecurely evaluated by a process that assumes the option is trusted,
it could lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of that
process. (CVE-2011-0997)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ef7819c1

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)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61014 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0997