Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : dhcp (MDVSA-2011:182)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57052
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in dhcp :
dhcpd in ISC DHCP 4.x before 4.2.3-P1 and 4.1-ESV before 4.1-ESV-R4 does not properly handle regular expressions in dhcpd.conf, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) via a crafted request packet (CVE-2011-4539).
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.