GLSA-200705-05 : Quagga: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25155


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200705-05 (Quagga: Denial of Service)

The Quagga development team reported a vulnerability in the BGP routing deamon when processing NLRI attributes inside UPDATE messages.
Impact :

A malicious peer inside a BGP area could send a specially crafted packet to a Quagga instance, possibly resulting in a crash of the Quagga daemon.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Quagga users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/quagga-0.98.6-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25155

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200705-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/05/03

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:quagga, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/04/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1995

BID: 23417

OSVDB: 34812

GLSA: 200705-05

CWE: 20