Red Hat pump DHCP Client Remote Privilege Escalation

1999-08-11T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:11281
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 1999-08-11T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

RedHat DHCP client pump contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain root privileges. The issue is due to certain configurations where DHCP is used on public networks, specifically cable modem and ADSL networks. It is possible that the flaw may allow an attacker to gain remote root access. No further details have been provided.

Solution Description

Upgrade to pump version 0.7.0 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

RedHat DHCP client pump contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain root privileges. The issue is due to certain configurations where DHCP is used on public networks, specifically cable modem and ADSL networks. It is possible that the flaw may allow an attacker to gain remote root access. No further details have been provided.

References:

Vendor Specific Advisory URL ISS X-Force ID: 4098 CVE-1999-0814