Amazon Linux AMI : openswan Denial of Service (ALAS-2014-303)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was discovered in the way Openswan's
IKE daemon processed IKEv2 payloads. A remote attacker could send
specially crafted IKEv2 payloads that, when processed, would lead to a
denial of service (daemon crash), possibly causing existing VPN
connections to be dropped. (CVE-2013-6466)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?e5fcea78

Solution :

Run 'yum update openswan' to update your system.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Amazon Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72951 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6466