Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : quagga vulnerabilities (USN-2941-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 90188


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


Kostya Kortchinsky discovered that Quagga incorrectly handled certain route data when configured with BGP peers enabled for VPNv4. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Quagga to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-2342)

It was discovered that Quagga incorrectly handled messages with a large LSA when used in certain configurations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Quagga to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2013-2236).

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: High

ID: 90188

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2941-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/03/25

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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


Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:quagga, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2236, CVE-2016-2342

OSVDB: 94839, 135746

USN: 2941-1