[USN-5008-2] Avahi vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Wed Jul 7 19:35:21 UTC 2021

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5008-2
July 07, 2021

avahi vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM


Avahi could be made to denial of service if it received a specially crafted input.

Software Description:
- avahi: Avahi IPv4LL network address configuration daemon


USN-5008-1 fixed a vulnerability in avahi. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

 Thomas Kremer discovered that Avahi incorrectly handled termination signals
 on the Unix socket. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
 Avahi to hang, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
  avahi-daemon                    0.6.32~rc+dfsg-1ubuntu2.3+esm1
  libavahi-core7                  0.6.32~rc+dfsg-1ubuntu2.3+esm1

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
  avahi-daemon                    0.6.31-4ubuntu1.3+esm1
  libavahi-core7                  0.6.31-4ubuntu1.3+esm1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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