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

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A flaw was found in the way the Avahi daemon (avahi-daemon) processed
Multicast DNS (mDNS) packets with an empty payload. An attacker on the
local network could use this flaw to cause avahi-daemon on a target
system to enter an infinite loop via an empty mDNS UDP packet.

After installing the update, avahi-daemon will be restarted

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61017 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1002