Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : strongswan vulnerability (USN-3397-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102678
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that strongSwan incorrectly handled verifying specific RSA signatures. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause strongSwan to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libstrongswan and / or strongswan packages.