Bug 1316571 (CVE-2016-2342) - CVE-2016-2342 quagga: VPNv4 NLRI parser memcpys to stack on unchecked length
Summary: CVE-2016-2342 quagga: VPNv4 NLRI parser memcpys to stack on unchecked length
Alias: CVE-2016-2342
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1316572 1391916
Blocks: 1316575 1386080
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Reported: 2016-03-10 14:03 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2021-02-17 04:11 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: quagga 1.0.20160309
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the Quagga BGP routing daemon (bgpd) handled Labeled-VPN SAFI routes data. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the bgpd daemon resulting in denial of service.
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2019-06-08 02:49:36 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2017:0794 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: quagga security and bug fix update 2017-03-21 12:50:48 UTC

Description Andrej Nemec 2016-03-10 14:03:48 UTC
bgpd: Fix VU#270232, VPNv4 NLRI parser memcpys to stack on unchecked length
A vulnerability was found in a way VPNv4 NLRI parser copied packet data to the stack. Memcpy to stack data structure based on length field from packet data whose length field upper-bound was not properly checked.
This likely allows BGP peers that are enabled to send Labeled-VPN SAFI routes to Quagga bgpd to remotely exploit Quagga bgpd.
Mitigation: Do not enable Labeled-VPN SAFI with untrusted neighbours.
Impact: Labeled-VPN SAFI is not enabled by default.
* bgp_mplsvpn.c: (bgp_nlri_parse_vpnv4) The prefixlen is checked for
  lower-bound, but not for upper-bound against received data length.
  The packet data is then memcpy'd to the stack based on the prefixlen.
  Extend the prefixlen check to ensure it is within the bound of the NLRI
  packet data AND the on-stack prefix structure AND the maximum size for the
  address family.

Upstream fix:


External references:


Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2016-03-10 14:04:27 UTC
Created quagga tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1316572]

Comment 2 Andrej Nemec 2016-03-14 10:44:24 UTC


Comment 4 errata-xmlrpc 2017-03-21 11:58:35 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2017:0794 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0794.html

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