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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2005:212

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2005:212.

The dhcp package provides the ISC Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
(DHCP) server and relay agent, dhcpd. DHCP is a protocol that allows
devices to get their own network configuration information from a server.

A bug was found in the way dhcpd logs error messages. A malicious DNS
server could send a carefully crafted DNS reply and cause dhcpd to crash or
possibly execute arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project ( has assigned the name CVE-2005-0446 to this issue.

All users of dhcp should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : Critical

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-1006
BugTraq ID: 11591
Bugtraq: 20041025 debian dhcpd, old format string bug (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20041105 Re: debian dhcpd, old format string bug (Google Search)
CERT/CC vulnerability note: VU#448384
Debian Security Information: DSA-584 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: dhcp-log-format-string(17963)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-0446
BugTraq ID: 12551
Bugtraq: 20050221 [USN-84-1] Squid vulnerabilities (Google Search)
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2005:931
Debian Security Information: DSA-688 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: squid-xstrndup-dos(19332)
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