Scientific Linux Security Update : openswan on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Two buffer overflow flaws were found in the Openswan client-side XAUTH
handling code used when connecting to certain Cisco gateways. A
malicious or compromised VPN gateway could use these flaws to execute
arbitrary code on the connecting Openswan client. (CVE-2010-3302,
CVE-2010-3308)

Two input sanitization flaws were found in the Openswan client-side
handling of Cisco gateway banners. A malicious or compromised VPN
gateway could use these flaws to execute arbitrary code on the
connecting Openswan client. (CVE-2010-3752, CVE-2010-3753)

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

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9cc12355

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60900 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3302
CVE-2010-3308
CVE-2010-3752
CVE-2010-3753