Date: Fri, 01 May 2009 22:03:35 +0200 From: Florian Weimer <fw@...eb.enyo.de> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: CVE request (sort of): Quagga BGP crasher * Jon Oberheide: > Looks like the Quagga code in bgp_aspath.c is assuming that converting > each ASN of the AS path to a string will be 5 bytes plus a space > (#define ASN_STR_LEN (5 + 1)). Therefore, it allocates (ASN_STR_LEN * > the number of ASNs in the path segment) bytes to snprintf into when > creating the pretty-print version of the AS path. Sure, this is the part I understand. It's not clear why this code is hit when there isn't much logging going on. People have also run "show ip bgp ROUTE" for paths with six-digit ASNs, with supposedly-broken bgpd versions, and did not observe a crash.
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