Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : dhcp (MDVSA-2013:059)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66073


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


A security issue was identified and fixed in ISC DHCP :

libdns in ISC DHCP 4.2.x before 4.2.5-P1 allows remote name servers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via vectors involving a regular expression, as demonstrated by a memory-exhaustion attack against a machine running a dhcpd process, a related issue to CVE-2013-2266 (CVE-2013-2494).

The updated packages have upgraded to the 4.2.5-P1 version which is not vulnerable to this issue


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66073

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-059.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/04/20

Modified: 2013/11/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dhcp-client, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dhcp-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dhcp-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dhcp-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dhcp-relay, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:dhcp-server, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2494

BID: 58772

MDVSA: 2013:059