Debian Security Advisory
DSA-4528-1 bird -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 19 Sep 2019
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-16159.
- More information:
Daniel McCarney discovered that the BIRD internet routing daemon incorrectly validated RFC 8203 messages in it's BGP daemon, resulting in a stack buffer overflow.
For the stable distribution (buster), this problem has been fixed in version 1.6.6-1+deb10u1. In addition this update fixes an incomplete revocation of privileges and a crash triggerable via the CLI (the latter two bugs are also fixed in the oldstable distribution (stretch) which is not affected by CVE-2019-16159).
We recommend that you upgrade your bird packages.
For the detailed security status of bird please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/bird