This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a protocol that
allows individual devices on an IP network to get their own network
configuration information, including an IP address, a subnet mask, and
a broadcast address.
Two denial of service flaws were found in the way the dhcpd daemon
handled certain incomplete request packets. A remote attacker could
use these flaws to crash dhcpd via a specially-crafted request.
Users of DHCP should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a backported patch to correct these issues. After installing this
update, all DHCP servers will be restarted automatically.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 61110 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2011-2748