GLSA-200808-05 : ISC DHCP: Denial of Service
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 33835
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200808-05 (ISC DHCP: Denial of Service)
A buffer overflow error was found in ISC DHCP server, that can only be exploited under unusual server configurations where the DHCP server is configured to provide clients with a large set of DHCP options.
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll ISC DHCP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/dhcp-3.1.1'