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Security update for avahi


(Last modified: 31OCT2006)

solutions Security update for avahi SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (8c4bd374d2f4fa397ae67ea013d94f49)

Applies to

Package: avahi
Product(s): SUSE SLED 10 for x86
SUSE SLED 10 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T

Release: 20061031
Obsoletes: none


Install this update.



Problem description

Avahi did not check that the received netlink messages originated from the kernel. This could be used by local attackers to inject packets into avahi which could be used to inject bad netlink messages into Avahi, confusing its routing code or worse. (CVE-2006-5461)


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh avahi.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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