Scientific Linux Security Update : dhcp on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60909


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


A 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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60909

File Name: sl_20101130_dhcp_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

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: 2010/11/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3611