Debian Security Advisory DSA 2197-1 (quagga)

Published: 2011-05-12 17:21:50
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

Technical Details:
It has been discovered that the Quagga routing daemon contains two denial-of-service vulnerabilities in its BGP implementation: CVE-2010-1674 A crafted Extended Communities attribute triggers a null pointer dereference which causes the BGP daemon to crash. The crafted attributes are not propagated by the Internet core, so only explicitly configured direct peers are able to exploit this vulnerability in typical configurations. CVE-2010-1675 The BGP daemon resets BGP sessions when it encounters malformed AS_PATHLIMIT attributes, introducing a distributed BGP session reset vulnerability which disrupts packet forwarding. Such malformed attributes are propagated by the Internet core, and exploitation of this vulnerability is not restricted to directly configured BGP peers. This security update removes AS_PATHLIMIT processing from the BGP implementation, preserving the configuration statements for backwards compatibility. (Standardization of this BGP extension was abandoned long ago.) For the oldstable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 0.99.10-1lenny5. For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 0.99.17-2+squeeze2. For the testing distribution (wheezy) and the unstable distribution (sid), these problems will fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your quagga Linux Distribution Packages.

The remote host is missing an update to quagga announced via advisory DSA 2197-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


CVSS Score
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