FreeBSD : avahi -- denial of service (8b986a05-4dbe-11e0-8b9a-02e0184b8d35)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 52666


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Avahi developers reports :

A vulnerability has been reported in Avahi, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service). The vulnerability is caused due to an error when processing certain UDP packets, which can be exploited to trigger an infinite loop by e.g. sending an empty packet to port 5353/UDP.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 52666

File Name: freebsd_pkg_8b986a054dbe11e08b9a02e0184b8d35.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/03/15

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:avahi, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:avahi-app, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:avahi-autoipd, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:avahi-gtk, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:avahi-libdns, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:avahi-qt3, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:avahi-qt4, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:avahi-sharp, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/03/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/02/21

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2244, CVE-2011-1002

Secunia: 43361