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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Avahi Vendors:   avahi.org
Avahi Lets Remote Users Manipulate the Service By Spoofing Netlink Messages
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017257
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017257
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5461   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 21 2006
Impact:   Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 0.6.15
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Avahi. A remote user can spoof netlink messages.

The software does not verify the origin of netlink messages. A remote user can cause the Avahi service to conclude that some network configuration changes have occured when they have not.

Steve Grubb reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can spoof netlink messages to manipulate the Avahi service.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (0.6.15).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://avahi.org/milestone/Avahi%200.6.15

Vendor URL:  www.avahi.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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