Fedora Core 5 : avahi-0.6.11-2.fc5 (2006-1339)
High Nessus Plugin ID 24061
SynopsisThe remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAvahi before 0.6.15 does not verify the sender identity of netlink messages to ensure that they come from the kernel instead of another process, which allows local users to spoof network changes to Avahi.
avahi-0.6.11-2.fc5 has applied patch which should resolve this issue.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.