GLSA-201411-07 : Openswan: Denial of Service

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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-201411-07
(Openswan: Denial of Service)

A NULL pointer dereference has been found in Openswan.

Impact :

A remote attacker could create a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201411-07

Solution :

Gentoo has discontinued support for Openswan. We recommend that users
unmerge Openswan:
# emerge --unmerge 'net-misc/openswan'
NOTE: The Gentoo developer(s) maintaining Openswan have discontinued
support at this time. It may be possible that a new Gentoo developer will
update Openswan at a later date. Alternatives packages such as Libreswan
and strongSwan are currently available in Gentoo Portage.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79415 ()

Bugtraq ID: 65629

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6466

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