Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : dhcp (MDKSA-2002:037)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Fermin J. Serna discovered a problem in the dhcp server and client
package from versions 3.0 to 3.0.1rc8, which are affected by a format
string vulnerability that can be exploited remotely. By default, these
versions of DHCP are compiled with the dns update feature enabled,
which allows DHCP to update DNS records. The code that logs this
update has an exploitable format string vulnerability; the update
message can contain data provided by the attacker, such as a hostname.
A successful exploitation could give the attacker elevated privileges
equivalent to the user running the DHCP daemon, which is the user
dhcpd in Mandrake Linux 8.x, but root in earlier versions.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13942 (mandrake_MDKSA-2002-037.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0702

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