avahi -- denial of service

ID 8B986A05-4DBE-11E0-8B9A-02E0184B8D35
Type freebsd
Reporter FreeBSD
Modified 2011-02-21T00:00:00


Avahi developers reports:

A vulnerability has been reported in Avahi, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service). The vulnerability is caused due to an error when processing certain UDP packets, which can be exploited to trigger an infinite loop by e.g. sending an empty packet to port 5353/UDP.