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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200901-11
(Avahi: Denial of Service)
Hugo Dias reported a failed assertion in the
originates_from_local_legacy_unicast_socket() function in
avahi-core/server.c when processing mDNS packets with a source port of
A remote attacker could send specially crafted packets to the daemon,
leading to its crash.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Avahi users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dns/avahi-0.6.24'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 35380 (gentoo_GLSA-200901-11.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2008-5081