RedHat admins, patch now – don’t let your servers get pwned!

RedHat Linux, together with its stablemates Fedora and CentOS, just patched a serious security bug.

This bug doesn’t need a fancy nickname, because it ended up (entirely by chance, of course) with a very memorable bug number: CVE-2018-1111.

Bug OneOneOneOne affects DHCP, short for dynamic host configuration protocol, a network-based system that helps you automate the process of getting computers to play nicely together online.

DHCP solves the problem of how to use the network itself to get a network number (in popular parlance, an IP address) in order to start using the network.

Source: RedHat admins, patch now – don’t let your servers get pwned!