Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : dhcp (MDVSA-2011:073)

High Nessus Plugin ID 53369


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in ISC DHCP :

dhclient in ISC DHCP 3.0.x through 4.2.x before 4.2.1-P1, 3.1-ESV before 3.1-ESV-R1, and 4.1-ESV before 4.1-ESV-R2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in a hostname obtained from a DHCP message (CVE-2011-0997).

Additionally for Corporate Server 4 and Enterprise Server 5 ISC DHCP has been upgraded from the 3.0.7 version to the 4.1.2-P1 version which brings many enhancements such as better ipv6 support.

Packages for 2009.0 are provided as of the Extended Maintenance Program. Please visit this link to learn more: products_id=490

The updated packages have upgraded to the 4.1.2-P1 version and patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 53369

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-073.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/04/12

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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: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: 2011/04/11

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0997

BID: 47176

MDVSA: 2011:073