Updated avahi packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Avahi is an implementation of the DNS Service Discovery and Multicast DNS specifications for Zero Configuration Networking. It facilitates service discovery on a local network. Avahi and Avahi-aware applications allow you to plug your computer into a network and, with no configuration, view other people to chat with, view printers to print to, and find shared files on other computers.
Previously, the Avahi library packages required the Avahi daemon packages as a dependency. Consequently, whenever installing some of the Avahi libraries, the Avahi daemon was installed as well, which could pose a security risk in certain environments. This update removes these dependencies so that the Avahi libraries are now installed without the Avahi daemon.
All users of avahi are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.