Debian DSA-1388-3 : dhcp - buffer overflow

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 27515

Synopsis

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

Description

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This update to the previous advisory makes updated packages based on a newer version of the patch available.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.

Solution

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.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=446354

https://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1388

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 27515

File Name: debian_DSA-1388.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/19

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

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: 2007/10/29

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

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

DSA: 1388

CWE: 119