RHEL 7 : dhcp (RHSA-2016:2590)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94553


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for dhcp is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a protocol that allows individual devices on an IP network to get their own network configuration information, including an IP address, a subnet mask, and a broadcast address. The dhcp packages provide a relay agent and ISC DHCP service required to enable and administer DHCP on a network.

Security Fix(es) :

* A resource-consumption flaw was discovered in the DHCP server. dhcpd did not restrict the number of open connections to OMAPI and failover ports. A remote attacker able to establish TCP connections to one of these ports could use this flaw to cause dhcpd to exit unexpectedly, stop responding requests, or exhaust system sockets (denial of service). (CVE-2016-2774)

Red Hat would like to thank ISC for reporting this issue.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.


Update the affected packages.

See Also




Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 94553

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-2590.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/04

Modified: 2018/01/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:TF/RC:ND


Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:T/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:dhclient, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:dhcp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:dhcp-common, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:dhcp-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:dhcp-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:dhcp-libs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2774

OSVDB: 135495

RHSA: 2016:2590