Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : dhcdbd vulnerability (USN-299-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27874


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Florian Hackenberger discovered a memory corruption bug in dhcdbd (the NetworkManager daemon for processing DHCP operations). Invalid DHCP responses crashed dhcdbd, which caused NetworkManager to not work any more.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected dhcdbd package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27874

File Name: ubuntu_USN-299-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:dhcdbd, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/06/14

Reference Information

USN: 299-1