CVE Database

CVE-2012-3955

Impact: Low
Public: 2012-09-12
Bugzilla: 856766: CVE-2012-3955 dhcp: reduced expiration time of an IPv6 lease may cause dhcpd to crash
IAVA: 2012-B-0092

Details

A flaw was found in the way the dhcpd daemon handled the expiration time of IPv6 leases. If dhcpd's configuration was changed to reduce the default IPv6 lease time, lease renewal requests for previously assigned leases could cause dhcpd to crash.

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Statement

This issue does not affect the version of dhcp as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 2.9
Base Metrics: AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Adjacent Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (dhcp) RHSA-2013:0504 February 20, 2013

External References

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