GLSA 200705-05 Quagga: Denial of Service
Posted on: 05/02/2007 02:30 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Quagga: Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200705-05
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Quagga: Denial of Service
Date: May 02, 2007
Bugs: #174206
ID: 200705-05

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been discovered in Quagga allowing for a Denial of
Service.

Background
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Quagga is a free routing daemon, supporting RIP, OSPF and BGP
protocols.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/quagga lt; 0.98.6-r2 gt;= 0.98.6-r2

Description
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The Quagga development team reported a vulnerability in the BGP routing
deamon when processing NLRI attributes inside UPDATE messages.

Impact
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A malicious peer inside a BGP area could send a specially crafted
packet to a Quagga instance, possibly resulting in a crash of the
Quagga daemon.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Quagga users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-misc/quagga-0.98.6-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-1995
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1995

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200705-05.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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