SuSE 10 Security Update : avahi (ZYPP Patch Number 2216)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 29381


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


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)


Apply ZYPP patch number 2216.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 29381

File Name: suse_avahi-2216.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/13

Modified: 2012/05/17

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: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/10/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-5461