CentOS 5 : dhcp (CESA-2012:1140)

2012-08-03T00:00:00
ID CENTOS_RHSA-2012-1140.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-07-02T00:00:00

Description

Updated dhcp packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a protocol that allows individual devices on an IP network to get their own network configuration information, including an IP address, a subnet mask, and a broadcast address.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way the dhcpd daemon handled zero-length client identifiers. A remote attacker could use this flaw to send a specially crafted request to dhcpd, possibly causing it to enter an infinite loop and consume an excessive amount of CPU time. (CVE-2012-3571)

Upstream acknowledges Markus Hietava of the Codenomicon CROSS project as the original reporter of this issue.

Users of DHCP should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this update, all DHCP servers will be restarted automatically.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were  
# extracted from Red Hat Security Advisory RHSA-2012:1140 and 
# CentOS Errata and Security Advisory 2012:1140 respectively.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(61400);
  script_version("1.7");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/07/02 18:48:52");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2012-3571");
  script_bugtraq_id(54665);
  script_xref(name:"RHSA", value:"2012:1140");

  script_name(english:"CentOS 5 : dhcp (CESA-2012:1140)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks rpm output for the updated packages");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Updated dhcp packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from
the CVE link in the References section.

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a protocol that
allows individual devices on an IP network to get their own network
configuration information, including an IP address, a subnet mask, and
a broadcast address.

A denial of service flaw was found in the way the dhcpd daemon handled
zero-length client identifiers. A remote attacker could use this flaw
to send a specially crafted request to dhcpd, possibly causing it to
enter an infinite loop and consume an excessive amount of CPU time.
(CVE-2012-3571)

Upstream acknowledges Markus Hietava of the Codenomicon CROSS project
as the original reporter of this issue.

Users of DHCP should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing this
update, all DHCP servers will be restarted automatically."
  );
  # http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2012-August/018783.html
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"see_also",
    value:"http://www.nessus.org/u?4d323236"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected dhcp packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:dhclient");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:dhcp");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:dhcp-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libdhcp4client");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libdhcp4client-devel");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:centos:centos:5");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2012/08/03");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  script_family(english:"CentOS Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/local_checks_enabled", "Host/CentOS/release", "Host/CentOS/rpm-list");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("global_settings.inc");
include("rpm.inc");


if (!get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled")) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
if (!get_kb_item("Host/CentOS/release")) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "CentOS");
if (!get_kb_item("Host/CentOS/rpm-list")) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);


cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "CentOS", cpu);


flag = 0;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-5", reference:"dhclient-3.0.5-31.el5_8.1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-5", reference:"dhcp-3.0.5-31.el5_8.1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-5", reference:"dhcp-devel-3.0.5-31.el5_8.1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-5", reference:"libdhcp4client-3.0.5-31.el5_8.1")) flag++;
if (rpm_check(release:"CentOS-5", reference:"libdhcp4client-devel-3.0.5-31.el5_8.1")) flag++;


if (flag)
{
  if (report_verbosity > 0) security_warning(port:0, extra:rpm_report_get());
  else security_warning(0);
  exit(0);
}
else audit(AUDIT_HOST_NOT, "affected");