FreeBSD : strongswan -- Denial-of-service vulnerability in the x509 plugin (c7e8e955-6c61-11e7-9b01-2047478f2f70)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 101827


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


strongSwan security team reports :

ASN.1 CHOICE types are not correctly handled by the ASN.1 parser when parsing X.509 certificates with extensions that use such types. This could lead to infinite looping of the thread parsing a specifically crafted certificate.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 101827

File Name: freebsd_pkg_c7e8e9556c6111e79b012047478f2f70.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/07/20

Modified: 2017/07/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:strongswan, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/05/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-9023