openSUSE Security Update : dhcpcd (openSUSE-SU-2011:0352-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 75816


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


A rogue dhcp server could instruct clients to use a host name that contains shell meta characters. Since many scripts in the system do not expect unusal characters in the system's host name the dhcp client needs to sanitize the host name offered by the server (CVE-2011-0996).
This update also fixes packet handling with xen partial UDP checksums.


Update the affected dhcpcd packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 75816

File Name: suse_11_4_dhcpcd-110411.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcpcd, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcpcd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcpcd-debugsource, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/04/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0996