Debian DSA-1388-3 : dhcp - buffer overflow

critical Nessus Plugin ID 27515


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


The patch used to correct the DHCP server buffer overflow in DSA-1388-1 was incomplete and did not adequately resolve the problem.
This update to the previous advisory makes updated packages based on a newer version of the patch available.

For completeness, please find below the original advisory :

It was discovered that dhcp, a DHCP server for automatic IP address assignment, didn't correctly allocate space for network replies. This could potentially allow a malicious DHCP client to execute arbitrary code upon the DHCP server.


Upgrade the dhcp packages.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.0pl5-19.5etch2.

Updates to the old stable version (sarge) are pending.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 27515

File Name: debian_DSA-1388.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/19/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dhcp, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/29/2007

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5365, CVE-2008-5010

CWE: 119

DSA: 1388