Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
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.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
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
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