openSUSE Security Update : dhcp (openSUSE-2016-279)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 89017
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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 (boo#961305)

The following bugs were fixed :

- boo#936923: Improper lease duration checking

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

- boo#956159: fixed service files to start dhcpd after slapd

- boo#960506: Improve exit reason and logging when /sbin/dhclient-script is unable to pre-init requested interface

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

- boo#912098: dhclient could pretend to run while silently declining leases

- boo#919959: server: Do not log success report before send reported success

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

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

- boo#910686: Prevent a dependency conflict of dhcp-devel with bind-devel package


Update the affected dhcp packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 89017

File Name: openSUSE-2016-279.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/29/2016

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.7

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


Risk Factor: Medium

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:opensuse:dhcp, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-client, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-client-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-relay, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-relay-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-server, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:dhcp-server-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:13.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/26/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8605