Scientific Linux Security Update : avahi on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Hugo Dias discovered a denial of service flaw in avahi-daemon. A
remote attacker on the same local area network (LAN) could send a
specially-crafted mDNS (Multicast DNS) packet that would cause
avahi-daemon to exit unexpectedly due to a failed assertion check.
(CVE-2008-5081)

After installing the update, the avahi-daemon will be restarted
automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?cd23022c

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)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60518 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5081