SuSE 10 Security Update : dhclient (ZYPP Patch Number 6335)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 41502


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


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 ZYPP patch number 6335.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 41502

File Name: suse_dhcp-6335.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2012/05/17

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: 2009/06/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0692

CWE: 119