openSUSE Security Update : quagga (openSUSE-2017-547)

High Nessus Plugin ID 100035


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This update for quagga fixes the following issues :

This security issue was fixed :

- CVE-2017-5495: Quagga was vulnerable to an unbounded memory allocation in the telnet 'vty' CLI, leading to a Denial-of-Service of Quagga daemons, or even the entire host. When Quagga daemons are configured with their telnet CLI enabled, anyone who can connect to the TCP ports can trigger this vulnerability, prior to authentication (bsc#1021669).

These non-security issues were fixed :

- Disabled passwords in default zebra.conf config file, causing to disable vty telnet interface by default. The vty interface is available via 'vtysh' utility using pam authentication to permit management access for root without password (boo#1021669).

- Changed owner of /etc/quagga to quagga:quagga to permit to manage quagga via vty interface.

- Added quagga.log and create and su statemets to logrotate config, changed default zebra log file name from quagga.log to zebra.log.


Update the affected quagga packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100035

File Name: openSUSE-2017-547.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/09

Modified: 2017/05/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:quagga, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:quagga-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:quagga-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:quagga-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5495