CentOS 8 : frr (CESA-2024:2981)

high Nessus Plugin ID 197686


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-2024:2981 advisory.

- An issue found in Frrouting bgpd v.8.4.2 allows a remote attacker to cause a denial of service via the bgp_attr_psid_sub() function. (CVE-2023-31490)

- An issue was discovered in FRRouting FRR through 9.0. bgpd/bgp_packet.c processes NLRIs if the attribute length is zero. (CVE-2023-41358)

- An issue was discovered in FRRouting FRR through 9.0. bgp_nlri_parse_flowspec in bgpd/bgp_flowspec.c processes malformed requests with no attributes, leading to a NULL pointer dereference. (CVE-2023-41909)

- An issue was discovered in FRRouting FRR through 9.0.1. It mishandles malformed MP_REACH_NLRI data, leading to a crash. (CVE-2023-46752)

- An issue was discovered in FRRouting FRR through 9.0.1. A crash can occur for a crafted BGP UPDATE message without mandatory attributes, e.g., one with only an unknown transit attribute. (CVE-2023-46753)

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: High

ID: 197686

File Name: centos8_RHSA-2024-2981.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/22/2024

Updated: 5/22/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-41909


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

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:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/22/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/9/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-31490, CVE-2023-41358, CVE-2023-41909, CVE-2023-46752, CVE-2023-46753

RHSA: 2024:2981