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Security update for package dhcp

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(Last modified: 21JUN2004)


solutions Security update for package dhcp SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (b4da89613e051f3886cbf3c95f44042f)

Applies to

Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: dhcp-server
Release: 20040621
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using the ISC DHCP server should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

A buffer overflow in the DHCP server has been found that can be exploited by a client by specifying multiple 'hostnames' to execute arbitrary code or at least crash the server.

Solution

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 -Fvh dhcp-server.rpm

links to download packages

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