GLSA 200901-11 Avahi: Denial of Service
Posted on: 01/15/2009 01:10 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Avahi: Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200901-11
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Severity: Normal
Title: Avahi: Denial of Service
Date: January 14, 2009
Bugs: #250913
ID: 200901-11

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Synopsis
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A Denial of Service vulnerability has been discovered in Avahi.

Background
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Avahi is a system that facilitates service discovery on a local
network.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-dns/avahi lt; 0.6.24 gt;= 0.6.2=
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Description
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Hugo Dias reported a failed assertion in the
originates_from_local_legacy_unicast_socket() function in
avahi-core/server.c when processing mDNS packets with a source port of
0.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send specially crafted packets to the daemon,
leading to its crash.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Avahi users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-dns/avahi-0.6.24"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-5081
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5081

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200901-11.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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