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Avahi: Denial of Service


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201110-17 / avahi
Release Date October 22, 2011
Latest Revision October 22, 2011: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-dns/avahi < 0.6.28-r1 >= 0.6.28-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #335885, #355583


Multiple vulnerabilities were found in Avahi, allowing for Denial of Service.

2.  Impact Information


Avahi is a system which facilitates service discovery on a local network.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Avahi. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Avahi users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dns/avahi-0.6.28-r1"

4.  References


Page updated October 22, 2011

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