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USN-531-1: dhcp vulnerability

22 October 2007

dhcp vulnerability

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Details

Nahuel Riva and Gerardo Richarte discovered that the DHCP server did not
correctly handle certain client options. A remote attacker could send
malicious DHCP replies to the server and execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 6.10
Ubuntu 6.06

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

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