Redback Networks Inc. Information for VU#784540

BGP implementations do not adequately handle malformed BGP OPEN and UPDATE messages

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

1. SmartEdge family of products is not vulnerable.

2. SMS Family of products is vulnerable in one case.

Mitigation: While there is no way a network operator can completely defend against various vulnerabilities and hacker attacks, Redback Networks products already implement many mechanisms to guard against such attacks.

SMS has the following features, which make the system more secure:

  • MD5 authentication for BGP
  • IP source address validation
Vulnerability Resolution: While there is no way a network operator can completely defend against these types of vulnerabilities, Redback has also incorporated additional modifications within the BGP Protocol that provides more favorable connectivity capable of avoiding the above adverse condition.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

None

Addendum

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