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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated dhcp package that corrects a security flaw is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
The dhcp package provides the ISC Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
(DHCP) server and relay agent, dhcpd. DHCP is a protocol that allows
devices to get their own network configuration information from a
A bug was found in the way dhcpd validates certain DHCP protocol
options. A malicious DHCP client could send a carefully crafted DHCP
request and cause dhcpd to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code.
All users of dhcp should upgrade to this updated package, which
contains a backported patch that resolves this issue.
See also :
Update the affected dhcp package.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Public Exploit Available : true