Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : avahi vulnerability (USN-402-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27990
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionA flaw was discovered in Avahi's handling of compressed DNS packets.
If a specially crafted reply were received over the network, the Avahi daemon would go into an infinite loop, causing a denial of service.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.