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Avahi "netlink" Message Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2006-11-13    Views:  9,827

Secunia Advisory SA22807

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Security Bypass

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Avahi, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to bypass certain security restrictions.

The vulnerability is caused due to Avahi failing to validate the source of netlink messages. This can be exploited to trick Avahi into reacting to fake network changes.

The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 0.6.15.


Solution:
Update to version 0.6.15.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Steve Grubb

Original Advisory:
https://tango.0pointer.de/pipermail/avahi-tickets/2006-November/000320.html
http://avahi.org/milestone/Avahi%200.6.15

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