openSUSE 10 Security Update : dhcp (dhcp-6336)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 41996


The remote openSUSE 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 is likely caught by the buffer overflow checking of the FORTIFY_SOURCE extension.


Update the affected dhcp packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 41996

File Name: suse_dhcp-6336.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/10/06

Modified: 2014/06/13

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:opensuse:dhcp, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-client, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-relay, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-server, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0692

CWE: 119