Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : dhcpcd (MDKSA-2005:117)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19191


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


'infamous42md' discovered that the dhcpcd DHCP client could be tricked into reading past the end of the supplied DHCP buffer, which could lead to the daemon crashing.

The updated packages have been patched to address this issue.


Update the affected dhcpcd package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19191

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-117.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dhcpcd, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1848

MDKSA: 2005:117