Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS : strongswan vulnerability (USN-3774-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 117868
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that strongSwan incorrectly handled signature validation in the gmp plugin. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause strongSwan to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libstrongswan and / or strongswan packages.