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
updates.

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.
(CVE-2011-1002)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?821f9903

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: 61017 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1002