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Security Linux News for Nov 19, 2002

  • Conectiva Linux Advisory: dhcpd (Nov 19, 2002, 02:18)
    "Simon Kelley pointed out a vulnerability in the way quotes inside these assignments are treated. By exploiting this, a malicious DHCP server (or attackers able to spoof DHCP responses) can execute arbitrary shell commands on the DHCP client (which is run by root)..."