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Security update for DHCP


(Last modified: 28JUN2004)

solutions Security update for DHCP SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (f2663b25ad85cc096a8fe5d0206ab471)

Applies to

Product(s): 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: 20040628
Obsoletes: none


Everyone running DHCP with DDNS service should update.



Problem description

This update adds a fix from 3.0.1rc14 to the dynamical DNS code that restricts
the total length of DDNS domain names with client provided hostnames to 255
characters, to avoid possible security problems. These problems may possibly
be exploited by remote users to execute arbitrary code. Only DHCP servers
configured for dynamical DNS are affected.


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.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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