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.
A denial of service flaw was found in the way the dhcpd daemon handled
zero-length client identifiers. A remote attacker could use this flaw
to send a specially-crafted request to dhcpd, possibly causing it to
enter an infinite loop and consume an excessive amount of CPU time.
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 : 6.1
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 61427 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2012-3571