Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : avahi (MDVSA-2010:204)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered and corrected in avahi :

The AvahiDnsPacket function in avahi-core/socket.c in avahi-daemon in
Avahi 0.6.16 and 0.6.25 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
service (assertion failure and daemon exit) via a DNS packet with an
invalid checksum followed by a DNS packet with a valid checksum, a
different vulnerability than CVE-2008-5081 (CVE-2010-2244).

Packages for 2009.0 are provided as of the Extended Maintenance
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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 49989 ()

Bugtraq ID: 41075

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2244

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