[USN-4969-2] DHCP vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Thu May 27 12:34:27 UTC 2021

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4969-2
May 27, 2021

isc-dhcp vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM


DHCP could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network

Software Description:
- isc-dhcp: DHCP server and client


USN-4969-1 fixed a vulnerability in DHCP. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

 Jon Franklin and Pawel Wieczorkiewicz discovered that DHCP incorrectly
 handled lease file parsing. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
 to cause DHCP to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
  isc-dhcp-client                 4.3.3-5ubuntu12.10+esm1
  isc-dhcp-server                 4.3.3-5ubuntu12.10+esm1

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
  isc-dhcp-client                 4.2.4-7ubuntu12.13+esm1
  isc-dhcp-server                 4.2.4-7ubuntu12.13+esm1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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