Scientific Linux Security Update : dhcp on SL7.x x86_64

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Security Fix(es) :

- A resource-consumption flaw was discovered in the DHCP
server. dhcpd did not restrict the number of open
connections to OMAPI and failover ports. A remote
attacker able to establish TCP connections to one of
these ports could use this flaw to cause dhcpd to exit
unexpectedly, stop responding requests, or exhaust
system sockets (denial of service). (CVE-2016-2774)

Additional Changes :

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?c78e387c

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95836 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-2774

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