Amazon Linux AMI : openswan (ALAS-2011-18)

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Synopsis :

The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.

Description :

A use-after-free flaw was found in the way Openswan's pluto IKE daemon
used cryptographic helpers. A remote, authenticated attacker could
send a specially crafted IKE packet that would crash the pluto daemon.
This issue only affected SMP (symmetric multiprocessing) systems that
have the cryptographic helpers enabled.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?937b9481

Solution :

Run 'yum update openswan' to update your system.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69577 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4073