Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Mandrake Local Security Checks >> MDKSA-2002:037: dhcp


Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2002:037: dhcp

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the dhcp package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2002:037 (dhcp).


Fermin J. Serna discovered a problem in the dhcp server and client package from
versions 3.0 to 3.0.1rc8, which are affected by a format string vulnerability
that can be exploited remotely. By default, these versions of DHCP are compiled
with the dns update feature enabled, which permits DHCP to update DNS records.
The code that logs this update has an exploitable format string vulnerability

the update message can contain data provided by the attacker, such as a
hostname. A successful exploitation could give the attacker elevated rights
equivalent to the user running the DHCP daemon, which is the user dhcpd in
Mandrake Linux 8.x, but root in earlier versions.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2002:037
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

Cables, Connectors

iDRAC8 Enterprise License Lifetime Valid for Dell 13thGen Server R630 R730
$37.0
iDRAC8 Enterprise License Lifetime Valid for Dell 13thGen Server R630 R730 picturePogoplug E02 - Pink - Arch Linux Mini Server
$12.0
Pogoplug E02 - Pink - Arch Linux Mini Server pictureNetgear FR114P Firewall Parallel Print Server Linux Mac Windows /netgear p/s
$9.0
Netgear FR114P Firewall Parallel Print Server Linux Mac Windows /netgear p/s pictureMicrosoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Download link + Genuine Key LICENSE
$69.99
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Download link + Genuine Key LICENSE picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.