SuSE 11 Security Update : dhcp-client (SAT Patch Number 1041)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 41383


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing a security update.


The DHCP client (dhclient) could be crashed by a malicious DHCP server sending a overlong subnet field. (CVE-2009-0692)

In some circumstances code execution might be possible, but might be caught by the buffer overflow checking in newer distributions. (SLES 10 and 11).


Apply SAT patch number 1041.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 41383

File Name: suse_11_dhcp-client-090626.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2013/10/25

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: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:dhcp-client, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/06/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0692

CWE: 119