Public Date:
842428: CVE-2012-3954 dhcp: two memory leaks may result in DoS

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple memory leaks in ISC DHCP 4.1.x and 4.2.x before 4.2.4-P1 and 4.1-ESV before 4.1-ESV-R6 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by sending many requests.

Find out more about CVE-2012-3954 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 3.3
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

Find out more about Red Hat support for the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS).

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (dhcp) RHSA-2012:1141 2012-08-03

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 dhcp Not affected


Upstream acknowledges Glen Eustace of Massey University, New Zealand, as the original reporter of this issue.