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USN-4969-3: DHCP regression

7 June 2021

USN-4969-1 introduced a regression in DHCP.

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USN-4969-1 fixed a vulnerability in DHCP. The package for Ubuntu 21.04
introduced a regression causing it to reject certain valid configuration
files. This update fixes the problem.

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Original advisory details:

Jon Franklin and Pawel Wieczorkiewicz discovered that DHCP incorrectly
handled lease file parsing. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to cause DHCP to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 21.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.