Quagga up to 1.0 bgpd bgp_mplsvpn.c bgp_nlri_parse_vpnv4 memory corruption

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Quagga up to 1.0 (Network Routing Software). This affects the function bgp_nlri_parse_vpnv4 of the file bgp_mplsvpn.c of the component bgpd. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The software performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 03/17/2016 by Kostya Kortchinsky (Website). The advisory is shared at kb.cert.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2016-2342 since 02/12/2016. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 90207 (Debian DSA-3532-1 : quagga - security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 196438 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Quagga Vulnerabilities (USN-2941-1)).

Upgrading to version 1.0.20160309 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (90207).





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 8.1
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.9

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 90207
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-3532-1 : quagga - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 841810
OpenVAS Name: Ubuntu Update for quagga USN-2941-1
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: Quagga 1.0.20160309
Patch: git.savannah.gnu.org


02/12/2016 🔍
03/10/2016 +27 days 🔍
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Advisory: USN-2941-1
Researcher: Kostya Kortchinsky
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-2342 (🔍)

Vulnerability Center: 57653 - Quagga before 1.0.20160309 Remote Code Execution or DoS via a Crafted Packet, High
SecurityFocus: 84318 - Quagga CVE-2016-2342 Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability


Created: 03/18/2016 08:44 AM
Updated: 07/10/2022 02:15 PM
Changes: 03/18/2016 08:44 AM (74), 02/02/2019 11:27 AM (14), 07/10/2022 02:11 PM (4), 07/10/2022 02:15 PM (1)
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