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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.
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
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 :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 61207 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2011-4539
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