Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : dhcp (MDKSA-2000:013)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The OpenBSD team discovered a vulnerability in it that allows for
remote exploitation by a corrupt dhcp server, (or an attacker
pretending to be a dhcp server). If this vulnerability is exploited,
root access can be gained on the host running dhcp client remotely.
The problem is that input is not checked and, as a result, it is
possible to execute commands remotely when the network config files
are being written on the dhcp client.

Solution :

Update the affected dhcp and / or dhcp-client packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61811 ()

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