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A Denial of Service vulnerability has been discovered in Avahi.
Avahi is a system that facilitates service discovery on a local network.
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.
A remote attacker could send specially crafted packets to the daemon, leading to its crash.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Avahi users should upgrade to the latest version: # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dns/avahi-0.6.24"
[ 1 ] CVE-2008-5081
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