RHEL 3 : quagga (RHSA-2003:315)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 12431


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 Linux 3.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 12431

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2003-315.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/06

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:quagga, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:quagga-contrib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:quagga-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2003/11/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/11/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0858

OSVDB: 6594, 55381, 55382

RHSA: 2003:315