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Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 12:10:51 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request (sort of): Quagga BGP crasher

Name: CVE-2009-1572
Status: Candidate
Reference: MLIST:[oss-security] 20090501 CVE request (sort of): Quagga BGP crasher
Reference: URL:
Reference: MLIST:[oss-security] 20090501 Re: CVE request (sort of): Quagga BGP crasher
Reference: URL:
Reference: MLIST:[quagga-dev] 20090203 [quagga-dev 6391]  [PATCH] BGP 4-byte ASN bug fixes
Reference: URL:
Reference: MISC:
Reference: CONFIRM:
Reference: DEBIAN:DSA-1788
Reference: URL:
Reference: BID:34817
Reference: URL:
Reference: OSVDB:54200
Reference: URL:
Reference: SECUNIA:34999
Reference: URL:
Reference: XF:quagga-systemnumber-dos(50317)
Reference: URL:

The BGP daemon (bgpd) in Quagga 0.99.11 and earlier allows remote
attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via an AS path
containing ASN elements whose string representation is longer than
expected, which triggers an assert error.

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