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An Avahi security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS, 22.04 LTS, and 23.04.

[USN-6487-1] Avahi vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6487-1
November 20, 2023

avahi vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 23.10
- Ubuntu 23.04
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)


Avahi could be made to crash if it received specially crafted

Software Description:
- avahi: IPv4LL network address configuration daemon


Evgeny Vereshchagin discovered that Avahi contained several reachable
assertions, which could lead to intentional assertion failures when
specially crafted user input was given. An attacker could possibly use
this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2023-38469, CVE-2023-38470,
CVE-2023-38471, CVE-2023-38472, CVE-2023-38473)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 23.10:
avahi-daemon 0.8-10ubuntu1.1
libavahi-client3 0.8-10ubuntu1.1
libavahi-common3 0.8-10ubuntu1.1
libavahi-core7 0.8-10ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 23.04:
avahi-daemon 0.8-6ubuntu1.23.04.2
libavahi-client3 0.8-6ubuntu1.23.04.2
libavahi-common3 0.8-6ubuntu1.23.04.2
libavahi-core7 0.8-6ubuntu1.23.04.2

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
avahi-daemon 0.8-5ubuntu5.2
libavahi-client3 0.8-5ubuntu5.2
libavahi-common3 0.8-5ubuntu5.2
libavahi-core7 0.8-5ubuntu5.2

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
avahi-daemon 0.7-4ubuntu7.3
libavahi-client3 0.7-4ubuntu7.3
libavahi-common3 0.7-4ubuntu7.3
libavahi-core7 0.7-4ubuntu7.3

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
avahi-daemon 0.7-3.1ubuntu1.3+esm2
libavahi-client3 0.7-3.1ubuntu1.3+esm2
libavahi-common3 0.7-3.1ubuntu1.3+esm2
libavahi-core7 0.7-3.1ubuntu1.3+esm2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
avahi-daemon 0.6.32~rc+dfsg-1ubuntu2.3+esm3
libavahi-client3 0.6.32~rc+dfsg-1ubuntu2.3+esm3
libavahi-common3 0.6.32~rc+dfsg-1ubuntu2.3+esm3
libavahi-core7 0.6.32~rc+dfsg-1ubuntu2.3+esm3

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
avahi-daemon 0.6.31-4ubuntu1.3+esm3
libavahi-client3 0.6.31-4ubuntu1.3+esm3
libavahi-common3 0.6.31-4ubuntu1.3+esm3
libavahi-core7 0.6.31-4ubuntu1.3+esm3

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

CVE-2023-38469, CVE-2023-38470, CVE-2023-38471, CVE-2023-38472,

Package Information: