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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated Quagga packages that close a locally-exploitable denial of
service vulnerability are now available.
Quagga is an open source implementation of TCP/IP routing software.
Herbert Xu reported that Quagga can accept spoofed messages sent on
the kernel netlink interface by other users on the local machine. This
could lead to a local denial of service attack. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2003-0858 to this issue.
Users of Quagga should upgrade to these erratum packages, which
contain a patch that checks that netlink messages actually came from
the kernel. This erratum also includes quagga-devel and quagga-contrib
packages which were not originally shipped with Red Hat Enterprise
See also :
Update the affected quagga, quagga-contrib and / or quagga-devel
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
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CVE ID: CVE-2003-0858
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