FreeBSD : strongswan -- Fix Denial-of-Service Vulnerability strongSwan (CVE-2018-10811, CVE-2018-5388) (7fc3e827-64a5-11e8-aedb-00224d821998)

high Nessus Plugin ID 110274



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


strongSwan security team reports :

- A denial-of-service vulnerability in the IKEv2 key derivation was fixed if the openssl plugin is used in FIPS mode and HMAC-MD5 is negotiated as PRF (which is not FIPS-compliant). So this should only affect very specific setups, but in such configurations all strongSwan versions since 5.0.1 may be affected.

- A denial-of-service vulnerability in the stroke plugin was fixed.
When reading a message from the socket the plugin did not check the received length. Unless a group is configured, root privileges are required to access that socket, so in the default configuration this shouldn't be an issue, but all strongSwan versions may be affected.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110274

File Name: freebsd_pkg_7fc3e82764a511e8aedb00224d821998.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 6/1/2018

Updated: 7/10/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

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: 5/31/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/16/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10811, CVE-2018-5388