Fedora 26 : openvpn (2017-89d98779ec)

high Nessus Plugin ID 101679



The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update brings in the latest OpenVPN v2.4.2 release. This release contains fixes for two authenticated remote DoS vulnerabilities (CVE-2017-7478 and CVE-2017-7479). For more information see the upstream [security announcement](http://community.openvpn.net/openvpn/wiki/QuarkslabAndCr yptographyEngineerAudits).

This build also switches back to OpenSSL 1.0, using compat-openssl10 and compat-openssl10-pkcs11-helper. This is temporarily until full OpenSSL 1.1 support have arrived OpenVPN. This should also resolve a lot of issues with features missing or not working properly with mbed TLS.

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


Update the affected openvpn package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101679

File Name: fedora_2017-89d98779ec.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/17/2017

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:openvpn, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:26

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/14/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/15/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7478, CVE-2017-7479