Fedora Core 5 : avahi-0.6.11-3.fc5 (2007-018)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 24185


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


avahi-0.6.11-3.fc5 should fix CVE-2006-6870 - the consume_labels function in avahi-core/dns.c in Avahi before 0.6.16 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a crafted compressed DNS response with a label that points to itself.

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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24185

File Name: fedora_2007-018.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/17/2007

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:avahi, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:avahi-compat-howl, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:avahi-compat-howl-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:avahi-compat-libdns_sd, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:avahi-compat-libdns_sd-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:avahi-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:avahi-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:avahi-glib, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:avahi-glib-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:avahi-qt3, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:avahi-qt3-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:avahi-sharp, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:avahi-tools, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:5

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 1/7/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6870

FEDORA: 2007-018