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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Avahi Vendors:   avahi.org
Avahi Can Be Crashed By Local Users Sending Empty TXT Data
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018706
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018706
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3372   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 18 2007
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 0.6.20
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Avahi. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can send passing empty TXT data over the D-Bus to the Avahi daemon to cause the target daemon to crash.

Impact:   A local user can cause the target service to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (0.6.20).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://avahi.org/milestone/Avahi%200.6.20

Vendor URL:  avahi.org/milestone/Avahi%200.6.20 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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