Fedora 14 : avahi-0.6.27-8.fc14 (2011-11588)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56151


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Fixes CVE-2011-1002.

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as :

avahi-core/socket.c in avahi-daemon in Avahi before 0.6.29 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via an empty mDNS (1) IPv4 or (2) IPv6 UDP packet to port 5353. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2010-2244.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1002 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

This also disables gtk3 support. Unfortunately gtk3 support in F14 is broken and Avahi cannot be compiled against it. Since gtk3 will not be fixed in F14 anymore and nobody uses it we instead disable it in Avahi.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected avahi package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56151

File Name: fedora_2011-11588.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/09/12

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:avahi, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:14

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/08/26

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

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

BID: 46446

OSVDB: 70948

FEDORA: 2011-11588