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Security update for dhcp


(Last modified: 29APR2003)

solutions Security update for dhcp SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d08bc1df82c36a1e25c3cbd06243f92a)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE eMail Server III
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

Package: dhcp
Release: 20030429
Obsoletes: none


All systems using the DHCP Server package should install this update.

Problem description

A flaw has been discovered in the init script that is used to start
the daemon: a log file of the starting daemon would be written to a
world writable directory, which could create the opportunity for a
symbolic link attack. This is resolved by fixing the script to now
write the log file to /var/log instead.


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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