Intrusion Prevention

Sun.Solaris.DHCP.Malformed.BOOTP.Packet.DoS

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a denial-of-service vulnerability in Sun Solaris.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the DHCP server daemon handles malicious DHCP requests. It allows a remote attacker to crash the application via sending a crafted DHCP request packet.

Affected Products

Sun Solaris 8
Sun Solaris 9
Sun Solaris 10
Sun OpenSolaris builds snv_01 through snv_102

Impact

Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Refer to the vendor's web site for the suggested workaround:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-21-109077-21-1

CVE References

CVE-2008-5010