Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : quagga vulnerability (USN-3110-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 94288


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


David Lamparter discovered that Quagga incorrectly handled certain IPv6 router advertisements. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue 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: High

ID: 94288

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3110-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/10/26

Modified: 2017/03/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

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

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:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

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: 2016/10/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1245

OSVDB: 146004

USN: 3110-1