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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201401-05
(ISC DHCP: Denial of Service)
ISC DHCP is vulnerable to a memory exhaustion attack involving regular
expressions sent by DHCP clients.
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request from a
malicious or spoofed client, potentially leading to a Denial of Service
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All ISC DHCP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/dhcp-4.2.5_p1'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 71812 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2013-2494
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