Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : quagga vulnerability (USN-461-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28061


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


It was discovered that Quagga did not correctly verify length information sent from configured peers. Remote malicious peers could send a specially crafted UPDATE message which would cause bgpd to abort, leading to a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected quagga and / or quagga-doc packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28061

File Name: ubuntu_USN-461-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:quagga, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:quagga-doc, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/04/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-1995

OSVDB: 34812

USN: 461-1

CWE: 20