ISC DHCP 4.1.0 to 4.1-ESV-R15 / 4.2.0 to 4.2.8 / 4.3.0 to 4.3.6 DoS vulnerability

high Nessus Plugin ID 106202


The DHCP server installed on the remote Linux host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The DHCP server version installed on the remote host is 4.1.0 to 4.1-ESV-R15, 4.2.0 to 4.2.8, or 4.3.0 to 4.3.6. It is, therefore, vulnerable to a denial of service condition with in the omapi_connection_writer() function of the omapip/buffer.c script due to improper handling of an empty message. A local attacker could potentially exhaust the available descriptors.


Please refer to the vendor's advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 106202

File Name: isc_dhcp_AA-01541.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 1/19/2018

Updated: 10/25/2021

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-3144


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:dhcp

Required KB Items: Settings/ParanoidReport, dhcp_server/type, dhcp_server/version

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/7/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-3144

BID: 102726