CentOS 8 : frr (CESA-2024:0130)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 187868


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote CentOS Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the CESA-2024:0130 advisory.

- bgpd/bgp_flowspec.c in FRRouting (FRR) before 8.4.3 mishandles an nlri length of zero, aka a flowspec overflow. (CVE-2023-38406)

- bgpd/bgp_label.c in FRRouting (FRR) before 8.5 attempts to read beyond the end of the stream during labeled unicast parsing. (CVE-2023-38407)

- An issue was discovered in FRRouting FRR through 9.0.1. A crash can occur when processing a crafted BGP UPDATE message with a MP_UNREACH_NLRI attribute and additional NLRI data (that lacks mandatory path attributes). (CVE-2023-47234)

- An issue was discovered in FRRouting FRR through 9.0.1. A crash can occur when a malformed BGP UPDATE message with an EOR is processed, because the presence of EOR does not lead to a treat-as-withdraw outcome. (CVE-2023-47235)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected frr and / or frr-selinux packages.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 187868

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2024-0130.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/10/2024

Updated: 2/8/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-38406


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:frr-selinux, cpe:/o:centos:centos:8-stream, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:frr

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/10/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/3/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-38406, CVE-2023-38407, CVE-2023-47234, CVE-2023-47235

RHSA: 2024:0130