Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : quagga vulnerability (USN-1605-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 62512


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that Quagga incorrectly handled certain malformed messages. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Quagga to crash, resulting in 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 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 62512

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1605-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/10/12

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.9

Temporal Score: 2.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:quagga, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/10/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1820

BID: 53775

OSVDB: 82692

USN: 1605-1