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Conectiva Linux Security Announcement - dhcp
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CONECTIVA LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 
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PACKAGE   : dhcp
SUMMARY   : Format string vulnerability
DATE      : 2002-05-09 11:52:00
ID        : CLA-2002:483
RELEVANT
RELEASES  : 8

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DESCRIPTION
 "dhcp" is a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Server and Client.
 
 Versions ranging from 3 to 3.0.1rc8 (inclusive) have a format string
 vulnerability[1] that could be exploited remotely. Considering the
 usage of the DHCP service, this usually means the local area network
 in this case.
 
 By default, these versions of DHCP are compiled with the dns update
 feature enabled. This feature allows the DHCP service to update dns
 records. The code in DHCP that logs this update has a format string
 vulnerability that could be exploited, since the update message
 contains data provided by the attacker, such as a hostname. A
 successful exploitation would give an attacker the same privileges
 the DHCP daemon has, tipically root.
 
 This vulnerability was discovered and researched by Fermín J. Serna
 <fjserna@ngsec.com> from Next Generation Security Technologies[2] and
 published in coordination with CERT.


SOLUTION
 All dhcp users should upgrade immediately. After upgrading the
 packages, manually restart the dhcp server with the following
 command:
 
 service dhcpd restart
 
 
 REFERENCES
 1. http://www.cert.org/advisories/CA-2002-12.html
 2. http://www.ngsec.com/docs/advisories/NGSEC-2002-2.txt
 3. http://www.isc.org/


DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINKS TO THE UPDATED PACKAGES
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/SRPMS/dhcp-3.0-3U8_1cl.src.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/dhcp-3.0-3U8_1cl.i386.rpm
ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br/8/RPMS/dhcp-doc-3.0-3U8_1cl.i386.rpm


ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
 Users of Conectiva Linux version 6.0 or higher may use apt to perform 
 upgrades of RPM packages:
 - add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list if it is not there yet
   (you may also use linuxconf to do this):

 rpm [cncbr] ftp://atualizacoes.conectiva.com.br 6.0/conectiva updates

(replace 6.0 with the correct version number if you are not running CL6.0)

 - run:                 apt-get update
 - after that, execute: apt-get upgrade

 Detailed instructions reagarding the use of apt and upgrade examples 
 can be found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/#apt?idioma=en


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All packages are signed with Conectiva's GPG key. The key and instructions
on how to import it can be found at 
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/chave/?idioma=en
Instructions on how to check the signatures of the RPM packages can be
found at http://distro.conectiva.com.br/seguranca/politica/?idioma=en
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All our advisories and generic update instructions can be viewed at
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?idioma=en

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