Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.4 update for dhcp



Published: 2021-06-09
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2021-25217
CWE ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Local network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - Update Services for SAP Solutions
Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (for IBM Power LE) - Update Services for SAP Solutions
Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

dhcp (Red Hat package)
Operating systems & Components / Operating system package or component

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - TUS
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian - Extended Update Support
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems - Extended Update Support
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - AUS
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64 - Extended Update Support
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM 64 - Extended Update Support
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM 64
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Red Hat Inc.

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 4.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:A/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-25217

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack or gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of options data stored in DHCP leases. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted input to the application and perform a denial of service (DoS) attack or gain access to sensitive information.

Both dhcpd and dhclient are affected by the vulnerability.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - Update Services for SAP Solutions: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (for IBM Power LE) - Update Services for SAP Solutions: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - TUS: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - AUS: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64 - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM 64 - Extended Update Support: 8.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for ARM 64: 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, little endian: 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems: 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for x86_64: 8.0

dhcp (Red Hat package): before 4.3.6-44.el8_4.1

CPE External links

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2021:2359

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the local network (LAN).

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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