Debian: DSA-2174-1: avahi security update

    Date26 Feb 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that avahi, an implementation of the zeroconf protocol, can be crashed remotely by a single UDP packet, which may result in a denial of service.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2174-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
    February 26, 2011                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : avahi
    Vulnerability  : denial of service
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-1002
    Debian Bug     : 614785
    
    It was discovered that avahi, an implementation of the zeroconf protocol,
    can be crashed remotely by a single UDP packet, which may result in a
    denial of service.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.6.23-3lenny3.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.6.27-2+squeeze1.
    
    For the testing (wheezy) and unstable distribution (sid), this problem
    has been fixed in version 0.6.28-4.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your avahi packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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