RHSA-2005:603 - Security Advisory
dhcpcd security update
Security Advisory: Moderate
An updated dhcpcd package that fixes a denial of service issue is
This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
The dhcpcd package includes a DHCP client daemon.
An out of bounds memory read bug was found in dhcpcd. A malicious user on
the local network could send a specially crafted DHCP packet to the client
causing it to crash. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
assigned the name CAN-2005-1848 to this issue.
Users of dhcpcd should update to this erratum package, which contains a
patch that resolves this issue.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 i386
- BZ - 162009 - CAN-2005-1848 dhcpcd bad packet crash
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2