openSUSE 10 Security Update : avahi (avahi-2217)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

Avahi did not check that the received netlink messages originated from
the kernel. This could be used by local attackers to inject packets
into avahi which could be used to inject bad netlink messages into
Avahi, confusing its routing code or worse. (CVE-2006-5461)

Solution :

Update the affected avahi package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27160 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5461

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