Oracle Linux 4 : dhcp (ELSA-2009-1136)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1136 :

Updated dhcp packages that fix a security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 4.7 Extended Update Support.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

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.

The Mandriva Linux Engineering Team discovered a stack-based buffer
overflow flaw in the ISC DHCP client. If the DHCP client were to
receive a malicious DHCP response, it could crash or execute arbitrary
code with the permissions of the client (root). (CVE-2009-0692)

Users of DHCP should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2009-July/001075.html

Solution :

Update the affected dhcp packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67886 ()

Bugtraq ID: 35668

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0692