openSUSE Security Update : dhcpcd (openSUSE-SU-2011:0385-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update fixes the following security issue :

A rogue DHCP server could instruct clients to use a host name that
contains shell meta characters. Since many scripts in the system do
not expect unusal characters in the system's host name the DHCP client
needs to sanitize the host name offered by the server (CVE-2011-0996).

Note this update is actually just a re-release of the previous one.
The security fix made dhcpcd crash if the DHCP server sent a SIP
option that was not decodable. This update also allows spaces in the
domain name option again as some DHCP servers abuse the option as DNS
search list.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected dhcpcd package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 53708 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0996

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