Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : strongswan vulnerability (USN-2450-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Mike Daskalakis discovered that strongSwan incorrectly handled IKEv2
payloads that contained the Diffie-Hellman group 1025. A remote
attacker could use this issue to cause the IKE daemon 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 strongswan-ike package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 80391 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9221

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