openSUSE Security Update : dhcp (openSUSE-2016-279)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for dhcp fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2015-8605: A remote attacker could have used badly
formed packets with an invalid IPv4 UDP length field to
cause a DHCP server, client, or relay program to
terminate abnormally (boo#961305)

The following bugs were fixed :

- boo#936923: Improper lease duration checking

- boo#880984: Integer overflows in the date and time
handling code

- boo#956159: fixed service files to start dhcpd after
slapd

- boo#960506: Improve exit reason and logging when
/sbin/dhclient-script is unable to pre-init requested
interface

- boo#947780: DHCP server could abort with 'Unable to set
up timer: out of range' on very long or infinite timer
intervals / lease lifetimes

- boo#912098: dhclient could pretend to run while silently
declining leases

- boo#919959: server: Do not log success report before
send reported success

- boo#928390: dhclient dit not expose next-server DHCPv4
option to script

- boo#926159: DHCP preferrend and valid lifetime would be
logged incorrectly

- boo#910686: Prevent a dependency conflict of dhcp-devel
with bind-devel package

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=880984
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=910686
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=912098
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=919959
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=926159
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=928390
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=936923
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=947780
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=956159
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=960506
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=961305

Solution :

Update the affected dhcp packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.7
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 89017 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8605

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