Debian DSA-3442-1 : isc-dhcp - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 87898
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that a maliciously crafted packet can crash any of the isc-dhcp applications. This includes the DHCP client, relay, and server application. Only IPv4 setups are affected.


Upgrade the isc-dhcp packages.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 4.2.2.dfsg.1-5+deb70u8.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 4.3.1-6+deb8u2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87898

File Name: debian_DSA-3442.nasl

Version: 2.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/14/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.7

Temporal Score: 4.2

Vector: AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:isc-dhcp, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/13/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8605

DSA: 3442