Debian DLA-385-2 : isc-dhcp regression update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 87931
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The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


With the previous upload of the isc-dhcp package to Debian Squeeze LTS two issues got introduced into LTS that are resolved by this upload.


CVE-2015-8605 had only been resolved for the LDAP variant of the DHCP server package built from the isc-dhcp source package. With upload of version 4.1.1-P1-15+squeeze10, now all DHCP server variants (LDAP and non-LDAP alike) include the fix for CVE-2015-8605. Thanks to Ben Hutchings for spotting this inaccuracy.


The amd64 binary build of the previously uploaded isc-dhcp version (4.1.1-P1-15+squeeze9) was flawed and searched for the dhcpd.conf configuration file at the wrong location [1,2,3]. This flaw in the amd64 build had been caused by a not-100%-pure-squeeze-lts build system on the maintainer's end. The amd64 build of version 4.1.1-P1-15+squeeze10 has been redone in a brand-new build environment and does not show the reported symptom(s) anymore.

I deeply apologize for the experienced inconvenience to all who encountered this issue.

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NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87931

File Name: debian_DLA-385.nasl

Version: 2.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/15/2016

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:dhcp3-client, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dhcp3-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dhcp3-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dhcp3-relay, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:dhcp3-server, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:isc-dhcp-client, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:isc-dhcp-client-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:isc-dhcp-client-udeb, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:isc-dhcp-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:isc-dhcp-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:isc-dhcp-relay, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:isc-dhcp-relay-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:isc-dhcp-server, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:isc-dhcp-server-dbg, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:isc-dhcp-server-ldap, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/18/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8605