Fedora 14 : dhcp-4.2.0-19.P2.fc14 (2011-0862)

High Nessus Plugin ID 51842


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


A flaw was discovered in the way the dhcpd daemon processed a message for an address that had been previously declined and internally tagged as abandoned. Processing such a message could trigger an assert failure that could crash dhcpd if it was running as a DHCPv6 server.
DHCPv4 servers are unaffected. (CVE-2011-0413)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected dhcp package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 51842

File Name: fedora_2011-0862.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/02/02

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:dhcp, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:14

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/01/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0413

BID: 46035

OSVDB: 70680

FEDORA: 2011-0862