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USN-696-1: Avahi vulnerabilities

18 December 2008

Avahi vulnerabilities

Releases

Packages

Details

Emanuele Aina discovered that Avahi did not properly validate its input when
processing data over D-Bus. A local attacker could send an empty TXT message
via D-Bus and cause a denial of service (failed assertion). This issue only
affected Ubuntu 6.06 LTS. (CVE-2007-3372)

Hugo Dias discovered that Avahi did not properly verify its input when
processing mDNS packets. A remote attacker could send a crafted mDNS packet
and cause a denial of service (assertion failure). (CVE-2008-5081)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.10
Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 6.06

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.