SuSE 11.1 Security Update : dhcp (SAT Patch Number 6671)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64123


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


This update of dhcp fixes two security vulnerabilities :

- Malformed client identifiers could cause a Denial of Service (excessive CPU consumption), effectively causing further client requests to not be processed anymore.

- Two unspecified memory leaks. (CVE-2012-3954) Additionally, the following issues were fixed :

- The init script of dhcp-server was fixed to check syntax and fail on force-reload and restart to avoid stopping of running daemon followed by start failure

- Added to chroot, so the server can report an assert/crash line.


Apply SAT patch number 6671.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64123

File Name: suse_11_dhcp-120813.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/25

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:dhcp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:dhcp-client, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:dhcp-relay, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:dhcp-server, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3571, CVE-2012-3954