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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2011:1160
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2011:1160.

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a protocol that allows
individual devices on an IP network to get their own network configuration
information, including an IP address, a subnet mask, and a broadcast

Two denial of service flaws were found in the way the dhcpd daemon handled
certain incomplete request packets. A remote attacker could use these flaws
to crash dhcpd via a specially-crafted request. (CVE-2011-2748,

Users of DHCP should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct these issues. After installing this update, all
DHCP servers will be restarted automatically.

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 : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-2748
BugTraq ID: 49120
Debian Security Information: DSA-2292 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2011:1023 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2011:1021 (Google Search)
XForce ISS Database: isc-dhcp-packet-dos(69139)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-2749
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