Novell NetWare malformed DHCP request denial of service

netware-dhcp-dos (9428) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Novell NetWare is vulnerable to a denial of service attack caused by a buffer overflow in the DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server. By sending an overly long malformed DHCP request to a vulnerable server, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and cause the server to crash.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

No remedy available as of August 1, 2014.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Novell NetWare 6.0 SP1

Reported:

Jun 25, 2002

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