FreeBSD : strongswan -- Denial-of-service vulnerability in the x509 plugin (c7e8e955-6c61-11e7-9b01-2047478f2f70)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

strongSwan security team reports :

ASN.1 CHOICE types are not correctly handled by the ASN.1 parser when
parsing X.509 certificates with extensions that use such types. This
could lead to infinite looping of the thread parsing a specifically
crafted certificate.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 101827 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-9023

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