Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : avahi vulnerability (USN-402-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

A flaw was discovered in Avahi's handling of compressed DNS packets.
If a specially crafted reply were received over the network, the Avahi
daemon would go into an infinite loop, causing a denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27990 ()

Bugtraq ID: 21881

CVE ID: CVE-2006-6870