FreeBSD : avahi -- denial of service (8b986a05-4dbe-11e0-8b9a-02e0184b8d35)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

Avahi developers reports :

A vulnerability has been reported in Avahi, which can be exploited by
malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service). The vulnerability
is caused due to an error when processing certain UDP packets, which
can be exploited to trigger an infinite loop by e.g. sending an empty
packet to port 5353/UDP.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 52666 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2244

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