Scientific Linux Security Update : dhcp on SL7.x x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 95836
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSecurity 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)
Additional Changes :
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.