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Security update for package dhcp


(Last modified: 16JAN2003)

solutions Security update for package dhcp SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (5b20e425a2c77a4feb13eff96945cd14)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Database Server
SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Office Server
SuSE eMail Server II

Package: dhcp
Release: 20030116
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using the ISC DHCP client should install this update.



Problem description

The minires library which is part of the ISC DHCP package is vulnerable to several buffer overflows. A DHCP client can send dynamic DNS update requests to the DHCP server. These requests are handled by the minires library and can be abused to gain unauthorized remote access to the DHCP server.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh dhcp.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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