Debian DLA-1528-1 : strongswan security update
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117889
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionIt was discovered that there was a denial of service vulnerability in strongswan, a virtual private network (VPN) client and server.
Verification of an RSA signature with a very short public key caused an integer underflow in a length check that resulted in a heap buffer overflow.
For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in strongswan version 5.2.1-6+deb8u8.
We recommend that you upgrade your strongswan packages.
NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.