Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : avahi vulnerability (USN-1084-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that Avahi incorrectly handled empty UDP packets. A
remote attacker could send a specially crafted packet and cause Avahi
to hang, resulting in a denial of service.

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 : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 52580 ()

Bugtraq ID: 46446

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1002