Executive Summary

Name CVE-2006-6870 First vendor Publication 2006-12-31
Vendor Cve Last vendor Modification 2011-03-08

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 5 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 2.9 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 10 Authentication None Required
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The consume_labels function in avahi-core/dns.c in Avahi before 0.6.16 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a crafted compressed DNS response with a label that points to itself.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6870

CAPEC : Common Attack Pattern Enumeration & Classification

Id Name
CAPEC-3 Using Leading 'Ghost' Character Sequences to Bypass Input Filters
CAPEC-7 Blind SQL Injection
CAPEC-8 Buffer Overflow in an API Call
CAPEC-9 Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
CAPEC-10 Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
CAPEC-13 Subverting Environment Variable Values
CAPEC-14 Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
CAPEC-18 Embedding Scripts in Nonscript Elements
CAPEC-22 Exploiting Trust in Client (aka Make the Client Invisible)
CAPEC-24 Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
CAPEC-28 Fuzzing
CAPEC-31 Accessing/Intercepting/Modifying HTTP Cookies
CAPEC-32 Embedding Scripts in HTTP Query Strings
CAPEC-42 MIME Conversion
CAPEC-43 Exploiting Multiple Input Interpretation Layers
CAPEC-45 Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
CAPEC-46 Overflow Variables and Tags
CAPEC-47 Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
CAPEC-52 Embedding NULL Bytes
CAPEC-53 Postfix, Null Terminate, and Backslash
CAPEC-63 Simple Script Injection
CAPEC-64 Using Slashes and URL Encoding Combined to Bypass Validation Logic
CAPEC-66 SQL Injection
CAPEC-67 String Format Overflow in syslog()
CAPEC-71 Using Unicode Encoding to Bypass Validation Logic
CAPEC-72 URL Encoding
CAPEC-73 User-Controlled Filename
CAPEC-78 Using Escaped Slashes in Alternate Encoding
CAPEC-79 Using Slashes in Alternate Encoding
CAPEC-80 Using UTF-8 Encoding to Bypass Validation Logic
CAPEC-81 Web Logs Tampering
CAPEC-83 XPath Injection
CAPEC-85 Client Network Footprinting (using AJAX/XSS)
CAPEC-86 Embedding Script (XSS ) in HTTP Headers
CAPEC-88 OS Command Injection
CAPEC-91 XSS in IMG Tags
CAPEC-99 XML Parser Attack
CAPEC-101 Server Side Include (SSI) Injection
CAPEC-104 Cross Zone Scripting
CAPEC-106 Cross Site Scripting through Log Files
CAPEC-108 Command Line Execution through SQL Injection
CAPEC-109 Object Relational Mapping Injection
CAPEC-110 SQL Injection through SOAP Parameter Tampering
CAPEC-171 Variable Manipulation

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 9

OpenVAS Exploits

Date Description
2009-04-09 Name : Mandriva Update for avahi MDKSA-2007:003 (avahi)
File : nvt/gb_mandriva_MDKSA_2007_003.nasl
2009-03-23 Name : Ubuntu Update for avahi vulnerability USN-402-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_402_1.nasl
2009-02-27 Name : Fedora Update for avahi FEDORA-2007-018
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2007_018_avahi_fc5.nasl
2009-02-27 Name : Fedora Update for avahi FEDORA-2007-019
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2007_019_avahi_fc6.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
31220 Avahi dns.c consume_labels() Function Remote DoS

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2007-12-13 Name : The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.
File : suse_avahi-2986.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2007-11-10 Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-402-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2007-10-17 Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_avahi-2982.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2007-02-18 Name : The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : mandrake_MDKSA-2007-003.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2007-01-17 Name : The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2007-018.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2007-01-17 Name : The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2007-019.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Sources (Detail)

Source Url
BID http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/21881
CONFIRM http://www.avahi.org/#December2006
FEDORA http://fedoranews.org/cms/node/2362
MANDRIVA http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2007:003
SECUNIA http://secunia.com/advisories/23628
SUSE http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_007_suse.html
UBUNTU http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-402-1
VUPEN http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/0071

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