GLSA-201110-17 : Avahi: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56592


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201110-17 (Avahi: Denial of Service)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Avahi. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker could cause a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Avahi users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dns/avahi-0.6.28-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56592

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201110-17.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 2011/10/24

Updated: 2018/07/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:avahi, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/10/22

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

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

BID: 41075, 46446

GLSA: 201110-17