USN-1261-1: Quagga vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1261-1

14th November, 2011

quagga vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 11.04
  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

Quagga could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.

Software description

  • quagga - BGP/OSPF/RIP routing daemon

Details

Riku Hietamäki, Tuomo Untinen and Jukka Taimisto discovered that Quagga
incorrectly handled Link State Update messages with invalid lengths. A
remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Quagga to crash, resulting in
a denial of service. (CVE-2011-3323)

Riku Hietamäki, Tuomo Untinen and Jukka Taimisto discovered that Quagga
incorrectly handled certain IPv6 Database Description messages. A remote
attacker could use this flaw to cause Quagga to crash, resulting in a
denial of service. (CVE-2011-3324)

Riku Hietamäki, Tuomo Untinen and Jukka Taimisto discovered that Quagga
incorrectly handled certain IPv4 packets. A remote attacker could use this
flaw to cause Quagga to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2011-3325)

Riku Hietamäki, Tuomo Untinen and Jukka Taimisto discovered that Quagga
incorrectly handled invalid Link State Advertisement (LSA) types. A remote
attacker could use this flaw to cause Quagga to crash, resulting in a
denial of service. (CVE-2011-3326)

Riku Hietamäki, Tuomo Untinen and Jukka Taimisto discovered that Quagga
incorrectly handled certain BGP UPDATE messages. A remote attacker could
use this flaw to cause Quagga to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2011-3327)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 11.10:
quagga 0.99.18-2ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 11.04:
quagga 0.99.17-4ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 10.10:
quagga 0.99.17-1ubuntu0.2
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
quagga 0.99.15-1ubuntu0.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2011-3323, CVE-2011-3324, CVE-2011-3325, CVE-2011-3326, CVE-2011-3327