RHEL 3 : quagga (RHSA-2003:315)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

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
Linux 3.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2003-0858.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-315.html

Solution :

Update the affected quagga, quagga-contrib and / or quagga-devel
packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

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Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0858