Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : openvpn vulnerability (USN-2430-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Dragana Damjanovic discovered that OpenVPN incorrectly handled certain
control channel packets. An authenticated attacker could use this
issue to cause an OpenVPN server to crash, resulting in a denial of
service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected openvpn package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79689 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71402

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8104

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