Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : dhcp (MDVSA-2011:001)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51794


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in dhcp :

ISC DHCP server 4.2 before 4.2.0-P2, when configured to use failover partnerships, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (communications-interrupted state and DHCP client service loss) by connecting to a port that is only intended for a failover peer, as demonstrated by a Nagios check_tcp process check to TCP port 520 (CVE-2010-3616).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51794

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-001.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/01/28

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/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:2009.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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: 2011/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3616

BID: 45360

MDVSA: 2011:001