Scientific Linux Security Update : dhcp on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60909
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA NULL pointer dereference flaw was discovered in the way the dhcpd daemon parsed DHCPv6 packets. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash dhcpd via a specially crafted DHCPv6 packet, if dhcpd was running as a DHCPv6 server. (CVE-2010-3611)
After installing this update, all DHCP servers will be restarted automatically.
SolutionUpdate the affected dhclient, dhcp and / or dhcp-devel packages.