Quagga < 0.99.21 BGP Denial of Service Vulnerability

low Nessus Plugin ID 59792


The remote service may be affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


According to its self-reported version number, the installation of Quagga's BGP daemon listening on the remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability. Unauthenticated attackers on the local network can trigger this issue by leveraging a BGP peering relationship and sending a malformed Outbound Route Filtering capability TLV in an OPEN message.


Upgrade to version 0.99.21 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 59792

File Name: quagga_0_99_21.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 6/29/2012

Updated: 7/25/2018

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.9

Temporal Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:quagga:quagga

Required KB Items: Quagga/Installed, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/1/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/3/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1820

BID: 53775

CERT: 962587