Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : avahi vulnerabilities (USN-696-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36657 ()

Bugtraq ID: 32825

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3372
CVE-2008-5081

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