Red Hat Linux pump DHCP Client Remote Privilege Escalation
Remote / Network Access
Loss of Integrity
RedHat DHCP client pump contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain root privileges. The issue is due to certain configurations where DHCP is used on public networks, specifically cable modem and ADSL networks. It is possible that the flaw may allow an attacker to gain remote root access. No further details have been provided.
Upgrade to pump version 0.7.0 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.