SuSE9 Security Update : dhcpcd (YOU Patch Number 12696)

High Nessus Plugin ID 53312


The remote SuSE 9 host is missing a security-related patch.


A rogue DHCP server could instruct clients to use a host name that contains shell meta characters. Since many scripts in the system do not expect unusal characters in the system's host name the DHCP client needs to sanitize the host name offered by the server. (CVE-2011-0996)


Apply YOU patch number 12696.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 53312

File Name: suse9_12696.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/04/07

Modified: 2012/04/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/04/04

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0996, CVE-2011-0997