SuSE 11.1 Security Update : dhcp (SAT Patch Number 6671)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This update of dhcp fixes two security vulnerabilities :

- Malformed client identifiers could cause a Denial of
Service (excessive CPU consumption), effectively causing
further client requests to not be processed anymore.
(CVE-2012-3571)

- Two unspecified memory leaks. (CVE-2012-3954)
Additionally, the following issues were fixed :

- The init script of dhcp-server was fixed to check syntax
and fail on force-reload and restart to avoid stopping
of running daemon followed by start failure

- Added libgcc_s.so to chroot, so the server can report an
assert/crash line.

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=762108
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=772924
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-3571.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-3954.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 6671.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.1
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64123 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3571
CVE-2012-3954

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