Quagga: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201202-02

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in Quagga, the worst of which leading to remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected packages

net-misc/quagga on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.99.20
Unaffected versions >= 0.99.20


Quagga is a free routing daemon replacing Zebra supporting RIP, OSPF and BGP.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Quagga. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A BGP peer could send a Route-Refresh message with specially-crafted ORF record, which can cause Quagga's bgpd to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Quagga's bgpd; a BGP update AS path request with unknown AS type, or malformed AS-Pathlimit or Extended-Community attributes could lead to Denial of Service (daemon crash), an error in bgpd when handling AS_PATH attributes within UPDATE messages can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow resulting in a crash of the daemon and disruption of IPv4 routing, two errors in ospf6d and ospfd can each be exploited to crash the daemon and disrupt IP routing.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Quagga users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/quagga-0.99.20"


Release date
February 21, 2012

Latest revision
February 21, 2012: 2



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