SuSE 11.2 Security Update : dhcp (SAT Patch Number 6831)

High Nessus Plugin ID 64124


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


This update to ISC dhcp-4.2.4-P2 release provides a security fix for an issue with the use of lease times. Making certain changes to the end time of an IPv6 lease could cause the server to abort. Thanks to Glen Eustace of Massey University, New Zealand for finding this issue.

CVE-2012-3955 has been assigned to this issue.


Apply SAT patch number 6831.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64124

File Name: suse_11_dhcp-120917.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/25

Modified: 2016/01/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/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: 2012/09/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3955