Avahi: Denial of Service — GLSA 201110-17

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

Affected Packages

net-dns/avahi on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.6.28-r1
Unaffected versions >= 0.6.28-r1

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

A remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Avahi users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References

Release Date
October 22, 2011

Latest Revision
October 22, 2011: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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