[avahi] [ANNOUNCE] Avahi 0.6.10
Padraig.Obriain at Sun.COM
Mon May 8 03:31:04 PDT 2006
I am having a problem with the checking "whether to check for GCC
pthread/shared inconsistencies" added to common/acx_pthread.m4 as -fPIC
is not supported by my compiler.
Is there a way for me to disable these checks on Solaris?
Lennart Poettering wrote:
> Avahi 0.6.10
> This is mostly a bugfix release. Two of the bugs fixed are security
> sensitive: a remote denial-of-service vulnerability and a buffer
> overflow that can allow local users to become the 'avahi' user. We do
> not consider either of them major security threats.
> The DoS vulnerability can be exploited from a local network only. It
> is not worth much, though, since mDNS can easily be flooded with
> nonsense anyway. It is easy to kick remote mDNS/DNS-SD services by
> provoking a name conflict in perfect accordance with the specs.
> The buffer overflow is hard to exploit remotely, only local users can
> become the 'avahi' user. In addition the user is trapped inside a
> chroot() environment (at least on Linux).
> Anyhow, our security assessments are possibly as buggy as our
> code. Hence:
> *** PLEASE UPDATE YOUR INSTALLATION ASAP! ***
> * Fix a buffer overflow in avahi-core
> * Refuse to process invalid UTF8 data
> * Automatically reconnect to the DBUS if we're kicked. (Works only if
> chroot() is disabled)
> * Don't hit an assert() in the client libs when the Avahi daemon is
> * Enumerate all service types in the database in the Service
> Discovery Applet for Gnome
> * Improve the Bonjour compatibility layer to make it survive
> GnomeMeeting's broken usage
> * Deal properly with local non-ASCII hostnames
> * AMD64 and FreeBSD portability fixes
> * Filter double DNS server entries in avahi-dnsconfd
> * Fix a locking bug in avahi-sharp's EntryGroup.AddService()
> * Ported to Solaris (incomplete)
> * Add _airport._tcp to our service type database
> This release is backwards compatible with Avahi 0.6, 0.6.1, 0.6.2,
> 0.6.3, 0.6.4, 0.6.5, 0.6.6, 0.6.7, 0.6.8 and 0.6.9.
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