SUSE SLES12 Security Update : strongswan (SUSE-SU-2021:3468-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 154247
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Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote SUSE Linux SLES12 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the SUSE- SU-2021:3468-1 advisory.

- The in-memory certificate cache in strongSwan before 5.9.4 has a remote integer overflow upon receiving many requests with different certificates to fill the cache and later trigger the replacement of cache entries. The code attempts to select a less-often-used cache entry by means of a random number generator, but this is not done correctly. Remote code execution might be a slight possibility. (CVE-2021-41991)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/1191435

http://www.nessus.org/u?13039610

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-41991

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 154247

File Name: suse_SU-2021-3468-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/20/2021

Updated: 10/20/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-41991

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.1

Temporal Score: 7.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:strongswan, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:strongswan-doc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:strongswan-hmac, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:strongswan-ipsec, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:strongswan-libs0, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/19/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/18/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-41991

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2021:3468-1