openSUSE Security Update : dhcp (openSUSE-2016-887)

High Nessus Plugin ID 92506


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update for dhcp fixes the following issues :

Security issue fixed :

- CVE-2016-2774: Fixed a denial of service attack against the DHCP server over the OMAPI TCP socket, which could be used by network adjacent attackers to make the DHCP server non-functional (bsc#969820).

Non security issues fixed :

- Rename freeaddrinfo(), getaddrinfo() and getnameinfo() in the internal libirs library that does not consider /etc/hosts and /etc/nsswitch.conf to use irs_ prefix.
This prevents name conflicts which would result in overriding standard glibc functions used by libldap.

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP1:Update update project.


Update the affected dhcp packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92506

File Name: openSUSE-2016-887.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/07/22

Modified: 2018/01/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

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


Base Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/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:42.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2774