Ubuntu 22.04 LTS / 23.10 : FRR vulnerability (USN-6679-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 191638


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.


The remote Ubuntu 22.04 LTS / 23.10 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-6679-1 advisory.

- ospf_te_parse_te in ospfd/ospf_te.c in FRRouting (FRR) through 9.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (ospfd daemon crash) via a malformed OSPF LSA packet, because of an attempted access to a missing attribute field. (CVE-2024-27913)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 191638

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6679-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/6/2024

Updated: 3/6/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-27913


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:22.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:23.10, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:frr, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:frr-pythontools, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:frr-rpki-rtrlib, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:frr-snmp

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/6/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/28/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-27913

USN: 6679-1