Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : dhcp (MDKSA-2000:013)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61811


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


The OpenBSD team discovered a vulnerability in it that allows for remote exploitation by a corrupt dhcp server, (or an attacker pretending to be a dhcp server). If this vulnerability is exploited, root access can be gained on the host running dhcp client remotely.
The problem is that input is not checked and, as a result, it is possible to execute commands remotely when the network config files are being written on the dhcp client.


Update the affected dhcp and / or dhcp-client packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61811

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2000-013.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dhcp, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dhcp-client, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:6.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:6.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2000/07/02

Reference Information

MDKSA: 2000:013