Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : avahi vulnerability (USN-1084-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 52580
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Avahi incorrectly handled empty UDP packets. A remote attacker could send a specially crafted packet and cause Avahi to hang, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.