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[GLSA-200611-13] message vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-13
( message vulnerability)
Avahi does not check that the netlink messages come from the kernel
instead of a user-space process.
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability by crafting malicious
netlink messages and trick Avahi to react to fake network changes. This
could lead users to connect to untrusted services without knowing.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Avahi users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dns/avahi-0.6.15"
Threat Level: Medium
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