Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : dhcp (MDVSA-2009:312)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 42998


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in ISC DHCP :

Integer overflow in the ISC dhcpd 3.0.x before 3.0.7 and 3.1.x before 3.1.1; and the DHCP server in EMC VMware Workstation before 5.5.5 Build 56455 and 6.x before 6.0.1 Build 55017, Player before 1.0.5 Build 56455 and Player 2 before 2.0.1 Build 55017, ACE before 1.0.3 Build 54075 and ACE 2 before 2.0.1 Build 55017, and Server before 1.0.4 Build 56528; allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) or execute arbitrary code via a malformed DHCP packet with a large dhcp-max-message-size that triggers a stack-based buffer overflow, related to servers configured to send many DHCP options to clients (CVE-2007-0062).

Stack-based buffer overflow in the script_write_params method in client/dhclient.c in ISC DHCP dhclient 4.1 before 4.1.0p1, 4.0 before 4.0.1p1, 3.1 before 3.1.2p1, 3.0, and 2.0 allows remote DHCP servers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted subnet-mask option (CVE-2009-0692).

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).

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers

This update provides fixes for this vulnerability.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 42998

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-312.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/12/04

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

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

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:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0062, CVE-2009-0692, CVE-2009-1892

BID: 35668, 35669

MDVSA: 2009:312

CWE: 16, 119, 189