- A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the Quagga bgpd daemon processed certain BGP Route Refresh (RR) messages. A configured BGP peer could send a specially-crafted BGP message, causing bgpd on a target system to crash or, possibly, execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running bgpd.
NoteNote that on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 it is not possible to exploit CVE-2010-2948 to run arbitrary code as the overflow is blocked by FORTIFY_SOURCE.
- A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the way the Quagga bgpd daemon parsed the paths of autonomous systems (AS). A configured BGP peer could crash bgpd on a target system via a specially-crafted BGP message.