openSUSE Security Update : dhcp (openSUSE-SU-2011:1021-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 75466


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This update of dhcp fixes two Denial of Service (CVE-2011-2748, CVE-2011-2749) vulnerabilities caused by specially crafted BOOTP packets.

Also following bugs were fixed :

- Moved server pid files into chroot directory even chroot is not used and create a link in /var/run, so it can write one when started as user without chroot and avoid stop problems when the chroot sysconfig setting changed (bnc#712438).

- Fixed dhclient-script to not remove alias IP when it didn't changed to not wipe out iptables connmark when renewing the lease (bnc#700771). Thanks to James Carter for the patch.

- Removed GPL licensed files (bind-*/contrib/dbus) from bind.tgz to ensure, they're not used to build non-GPL dhcp.

- Disabled log-info level messages in dhclient(6) quiet mode to avoid excessive logging of non-critical messages (bnc#711420).


Update the affected dhcp packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 75466

File Name: suse_11_3_dhcp-110830.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

Modified: 2016/10/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-client, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-relay, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-server, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.3

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/08/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2748, CVE-2011-2749

OSVDB: 74556, 74557