openSUSE 10 Security Update : avahi (avahi-2217)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 27160


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Avahi did not check that the received netlink messages originated from the kernel. This could be used by local attackers to inject packets into avahi which could be used to inject bad netlink messages into Avahi, confusing its routing code or worse. (CVE-2006-5461)


Update the affected avahi package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 27160

File Name: suse_avahi-2217.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:avahi, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/10/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5461