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
updates.

Description :

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.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way the dhcpd daemon handled
DHCP request packets when regular expression matching was used in
'/etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf'. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash
dhcpd. (CVE-2011-4539)

Users of DHCP should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this
update, all DHCP servers will be restarted automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9691354e

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61207 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4539