Bug 876210 - CVE-2012-5521 quagga (ospf6d): Assertion failure when removing routes (retrieving information which route to remove) [fedora-all]
CVE-2012-5521 quagga (ospf6d): Assertion failure when removing routes (retrie...
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: quagga (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Michal Sekletar
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: Security, SecurityTracking
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Blocks: CVE-2012-5521
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Reported: 2012-11-13 10:10 EST by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2015-07-15 10:56 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-11-13 10:10:15 EST
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Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-11-13 10:10:23 EST
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Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2013-04-02 09:23:58 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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Comment 4 pjp 2014-12-03 13:22:45 EST
Hello msekleta,

Could you please fix this soon?
Comment 5 Michal Sekletar 2014-12-04 10:49:25 EST
(In reply to pjp from comment #4)
> Could you please fix this soon?

If I understand upstream discussion correctly, they were not able to reproduce the issue. Also it seems like the possible reproducer requires network topology where juniper router is directly adjacent to Linux box running quagga.

Sorry I just don't have resources (hardware) needed to even try reproducing this. Hence I can't tell when this gets fixed. Of course if upstream or someone else comes up with working patch I will be more than happy to apply it.
Comment 6 pjp 2014-12-05 08:51:12 EST
Hello Michal,

Thank you so much for the details. It's been more than 2 years since the issue was found and reported upstream. Since it remains unconfirmed today and a patch is not expected in the near future, it might be good to close this bug as CLOSE DEFERRED with due comments about it.

Thank you.
Comment 7 Michal Sekletar 2014-12-05 09:34:22 EST
I think we should keep this one open given this is a security issue. And if fix appears in the future we don't have to reopen or create new bug then.
Comment 8 pjp 2014-12-05 11:30:02 EST
(In reply to Michal Sekletar from comment #7)
> I think we should keep this one open given this is a security issue. And if
> fix appears in the future we don't have to reopen or create new bug then.

  You expect a fix would be available in the near future, a month? If so, then it's okay to keep it open. If not, we need not leave it open indefinitely, it's been already more than 2 years.

In-fact, such cases should be CLOSE DEFERRED, provided there is reason to believe that a patch would be available in the near future.
Comment 9 Michal Sekletar 2014-12-08 10:26:07 EST
I don't expect fix to appear any time soon. I don't see why should I close this bug. I as a maintainer like that bug is open because it pops up in my searches. Please don't close this bug.
Comment 10 pjp 2015-04-09 13:31:43 EDT
Hello msekleta@redhat.com,

You plan to fix this soon?
Comment 11 Michal Sekletar 2015-04-10 04:01:46 EDT
No plan really. Sorry.
Comment 12 Jan Kurik 2015-07-15 10:56:40 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 23 development cycle.
Changing version to '23'.

(As we did not run this process for some time, it could affect also pre-Fedora 23 development
cycle bugs. We are very sorry. It will help us with cleanup during Fedora 23 End Of Life. Thank you.)

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