Scientific Linux Security Update : dhcp on SL4.x, SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 61110
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a protocol that allows individual devices on an IP network to get their own network configuration information, including an IP address, a subnet mask, and a broadcast address.
Two denial of service flaws were found in the way the dhcpd daemon handled certain incomplete request packets. A remote attacker could use these flaws to crash dhcpd via a specially crafted request.
Users of DHCP should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct these issues. After installing this update, all DHCP servers will be restarted automatically.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.