SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : dhcp (SUSE-SU-2016:0481-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88834


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for dhcp fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2015-8605: A remote attacker could have used badly formed packets with an invalid IPv4 UDP length field to cause a DHCP server, client, or relay program to terminate abnormally (bsc#961305)

The following bugs were fixed :

- bsc#936923: Improper lease duration checking

- bsc#880984: Integer overflows in the date and time handling code

- bsc#947780: DHCP server could abort with 'Unable to set up timer: out of range' on very long or infinite timer intervals / lease lifetimes

- bsc#926159: DHCP preferrend and valid lifetime would be logged incorrectly

- bsc#928390: dhclient dit not expose next-server DHCPv4 option to script

- bsc#926159: DHCP preferrend and valid lifetime would be logged incorrectly

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp4-dhcp-12410=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp3-dhcp-12410=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMWare 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-dhcp-12410=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch slessp4-dhcp-12410=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-dhcp-12410=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp4-dhcp-12410=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-dhcp-12410=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-dhcp-12410=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-dhcp-12410=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88834

File Name: suse_SU-2016-0481-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/02/18

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.7

Temporal Score: 4.2

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

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


Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dhcp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dhcp-client, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dhcp-relay, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:dhcp-server, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/02/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8605

OSVDB: 132709