SuSE9 Security Update : dhcp-client (YOU Patch Number 12447)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 41310


The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.


The DHCP client (dhclient) could be crashed by a malicious DHCP server sending an overlong subnet field. Under some circumstances remote code execution might be possible by exploiting the resulting buffer overflow. This issue has been tracked by CVE-2009-0692.


Apply YOU patch number 12447.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 41310

File Name: suse9_12447.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2012/04/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0692

CWE: 119