Fedora Core 3 : openswan-2.1.5-2.FC3.1 (2005-082)

High Nessus Plugin ID 16285


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


This erratum fixes the remote exploitation of a stack based buffer overflow vulnerability in Xelerance Corp.'s Openswan, which could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code.

The vulnerability specifically exists due to a lack of bounds checking in the pluto application when Openswan is compiled with XAUTH and PAM support.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2005-0162 to this problem.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected openswan and / or openswan-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 16285

File Name: fedora_2005-082.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/02/02

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:openswan, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:openswan-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/01/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0162

FEDORA: 2005-082