Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : dhcdbd vulnerability (USN-299-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 27874
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionFlorian 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected dhcdbd package.