Scientific Linux Security Update : openswan on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Gerd v. Egidy discovered a flaw in the Dead Peer Detection (DPD) in
Openswan's pluto IKE daemon. A remote attacker could use a malicious
DPD packet to crash the pluto daemon. (CVE-2009-0790)

It was discovered that Openswan's livetest script created temporary
files in an insecure manner. A local attacker could use this flaw to
overwritearbitrary files owned by the user running the script.

After installing this update, the ipsec service will be restarted

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60558 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-4190

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