Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : dhcp (MDVSA-2009:154)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 39873


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in ISC DHCP :

ISC DHCP Server is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the improper handling of DHCP requests. If the host definitions are mixed using dhcp-client-identifier and hardware ethernet, a remote attacker could send specially crafted DHCP requests to cause the server to stop responding (CVE-2009-1892).

This update provides fixes for this vulnerability.


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 39873

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-154.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/07/20

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dhcp-client, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dhcp-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dhcp-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dhcp-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dhcp-relay, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dhcp-server, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1892

BID: 35669

MDVSA: 2009:154

CWE: 16