Debian Security Advisory DSA 1690-1 (avahi)

Published: 2008-12-29 21:42:24
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Recommendations:
https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201690-1

Technical Details:
Two denial of service conditions were discovered in avahi, a Multicast DNS implementation. Huge Dias discovered that the avahi daemon aborts with an assert error if it encounters a UDP packet with source port 0 (CVE-2008-5081). It was discovered that the avahi daemon aborts with an assert error if it receives an empty TXT record over D-Bus (CVE-2007-3372). For the stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 0.6.16-3etch2. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 0.6.23-3. We recommend that you upgrade your avahi Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update to avahi announced via advisory DSA 1690-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-3372
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2008-5081

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Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
5.0

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