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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-2244

Original release date: 07/08/2010
Last revised: 03/07/2011


The AvahiDnsPacket function in avahi-core/socket.c in avahi-daemon in Avahi 0.6.16 and 0.6.25 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and daemon exit) via a DNS packet with an invalid checksum followed by a DNS packet with a valid checksum, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-5081.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1024200
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=607293
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20100625 Re: CVE Request: avahi DoS
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-10581
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2086
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20100623 CVE Request: avahi DoS
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2010-10584
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:204

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:avahi:avahi:0.6.16
* cpe:/a:avahi:avahi:0.6.25

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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