Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : dhcp (MDVSA-2011:073)
High Nessus Plugin ID 53369
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
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The updated packages have upgraded to the 4.1.2-P1 version and patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.