GLSA-201401-09 : Openswan: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201401-09
(Openswan: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

A buffer overflow flaw has been discovered in Openswan when using
Opportunistic Encryption.

Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted DNS TXT record,
possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of
the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201401-09.xml

Solution :

All Openswan users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/openswan-2.6.39'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72017 ()

Bugtraq ID: 59838

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2053