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Debian: DSA-2551-1: isc-dhcp security update

Date 23 Sep 2012
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Glen Eustace discovered that the ISC DHCP server, a server for automatic IP address assignment, is not properly handling changes in the expiration times of a lease. An attacker may use this flaw to crash the service and cause denial of service conditions, by reducing the expiration time
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2551-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                                Nico Golde
September 23, 2012                     https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : isc-dhcp
Vulnerability  : denial of service
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2012-3955

Glen Eustace discovered that the ISC DHCP server, a server for automatic
IP address assignment, is not properly handling changes in the expiration
times of a lease.  An attacker may use this flaw to crash the service
and cause denial of service conditions, by reducing the expiration time
of an active IPv6 lease.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 4.1.1-P1-15+squeeze8.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has will be fixed soon.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 4.2.4-2.


We recommend that you upgrade your isc-dhcp packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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