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RHSA-2009:1136: dhcp security update

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RHSA-2009:1136: dhcp security update

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
07/14/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
09/12/2009
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a protocol that allowsindividual devices on an IP network to get their own network configurationinformation, including an IP address, a subnet mask, and a broadcastaddress.The Mandriva Linux Engineering Team discovered a stack-based bufferoverflow flaw in the ISC DHCP client. If the DHCP client were to receive amalicious DHCP response, it could crash or execute arbitrary code with thepermissions of the client (root). (CVE-2009-0692)Users of DHCP should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain abackported patch to correct this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-dhclient
  • redhat-upgrade-dhcp
  • redhat-upgrade-dhcp-devel

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