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Pardus: Avahi Denial of Service Vulnerability Print E-mail
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The vulnerability is caused due to an error when processing multicast DNS (mDNS) data and can be exploited to terminate the application via an UDP packet having a source port equal to zero.
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Pardus Linux Security Advisory 2008-82            security@pardus.org.tr
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     Date: 2008-12-23
 Severity: 2
     Type: Local
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Summary
=======

A vulnerability has been reported in Avahi, which can be  exploited  by
malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).


Description
===========

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when  processing  multicast
DNS (mDNS) data and can be exploited to terminate the application via an
UDP packet having a source port equal to zero.



Affected packages:

 Pardus 2008:
   avahi, all before 0.6.23-12-7


Resolution
==========

There are update(s) for avahi. You can update them via Package  Manager
or with a single command from console:

   pisi up avahi

References
==========

 * http://avahi.org/milestone/Avahi%200.6.24
 * http://git.0pointer.de/?p=avahi.git;a=commitdiff;h=3093047f1aa36bed8a37fa79004bf0ee287929f4
 * http://secunia.com/Advisories/33153

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http://security.pardus.org.tr


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