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RHSA-2005:603: dhcpcd security update

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RHSA-2005:603: dhcpcd security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
07/11/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

An updated dhcpcd package that fixes a denial of service issue is now available. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The dhcpcd package includes a DHCP client daemon. An out of bounds memory read bug was found in dhcpcd. A malicious user on the local network could send a specially crafted DHCP packet to the client causing it to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project assigned the name CAN-2005-1848 to this issue. Users of dhcpcd should update to this erratum package, which contains a patch that resolves this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-dhcpcd

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