Scientific Linux Security Update : dhcp on SL3.x, SL4.x i386/x86_64

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60615


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


The Mandriva Linux Engineering Team discovered a stack-based buffer overflow flaw in the ISC DHCP client. If the DHCP client were to receive a malicious DHCP response, it could crash or execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the client (root). (CVE-2009-0692)

An insecure temporary file use flaw was discovered in the DHCP daemon's init script ('/etc/init.d/dhcpd'). A local attacker could use this flaw to overwrite an arbitrary file with the output of the 'dhcpd
-t' command via a symbolic link attack, if a system administrator executed the DHCP init script with the 'configtest', 'restart', or 'reload' option. (CVE-2009-1893)


Update the affected dhclient, dhcp and / or dhcp-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60615

File Name: sl_20090714_dhcp_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/12/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0692, CVE-2009-1893

CWE: 59, 119