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Security update for avahi

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(Last modified: 09JUL2007)


solutions Security update for avahi SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (ec1f5cd50770f10937939eb5228ef181)

Applies to

Package: avahi
avahi-glib
Product(s): SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for x86
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IPF
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for X86-64
Zypp-Patch-Number: 3845
Release: 20070709
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using avahi should install this update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Local attackers could send empty TXT data via D-BUS, causing the avahi daemon
to exit. CVE-2007-3372 has been assigned to this issue.

Solution

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 avahi-glib.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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