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

Low 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: Low

ID: 106202

File Name: isc_dhcp_AA-01541.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 2018/01/19

Modified: 2018/07/12

Dependencies: 106203

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:isc:dhcp

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/12/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-3144

BID: 102726