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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

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