openSUSE Security Update : dhcp (openSUSE-2011-68)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74532


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


- Applied security fix for a DoS due to processing certain regular expressions, extracted from 4.2.3-P1 (bnc#735610, CVE-2011-4539) :

- Add a check for a NULL pointer before calling the regexec function. Without out this check we could, under some circumstances, pass a NULL pointer to the regexec function causing it to segfault. Thanks to a report from BlueCat Networks. [ISC-Bugs #26704]


Update the affected dhcp packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74532

File Name: openSUSE-2011-68.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

Modified: 2014/08/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-client, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-client-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-relay, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-relay-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-server, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-server-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:12.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/12/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4539