Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : dhcp3, isc-dhcp vulnerability (USN-1571-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Glen Eustace discovered that the DHCP server incorrectly handled IPv6
expiration times. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause DHCP
to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 11.04, Ubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2012-3955)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the DHCP AppArmor profile could be
escaped by using environment variables. This update mitigates the
issue by sanitizing certain variables in the DHCP shell scripts.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62180 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55530

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3955