Scientific Linux Security Update : openswan on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Multiple insufficient input validation flaws were found in the way
Openswan's pluto IKE daemon processed some fields of X.509
certificates. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted
X.509 certificate that would crash the pluto daemon. (CVE-2009-2185)

After installing this update, the ipsec service will be restarted
automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?2e187f71

Solution :

Update the affected openswan and / or openswan-doc packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60611 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2185