openSUSE Security Update : dhcp (openSUSE-2011-68)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

- Applied security fix for a DoS due to processing certain
regular expressions, extracted from 4.2.3-P1
(bnc#735610, CVE-2011-4539) :

- Add a check for a NULL pointer before calling the
regexec function. Without out this check we could, under
some circumstances, pass a NULL pointer to the regexec
function causing it to segfault. Thanks to a report from
BlueCat Networks. [ISC-Bugs #26704]

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=735610

Solution :

Update the affected dhcp packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74532 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4539

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