Fedora Core 5 : avahi-0.6.11-3.fc5 (2007-018)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24185
SynopsisThe remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.
Descriptionavahi-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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.