Fedora Core 3 : openswan-2.1.5-2.FC3.1 (2005-082)
High Nessus Plugin ID 16285
SynopsisThe remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected openswan and / or openswan-debuginfo packages.