AlmaLinux 9 : libreswan (ALSA-2024:2033)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 194444


The remote AlmaLinux host is missing a security update.


The remote AlmaLinux 9 host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the ALSA-2024:2033 advisory.

- The Libreswan Project was notified of an issue causing libreswan to restart under some IKEv2 retransmit scenarios when a connection is configured to use PreSharedKeys (authby=secret) and the connection cannot find a matching configured secret. When such a connection is automatically added on startup using the auto= keyword, it can cause repeated crashes leading to a Denial of Service. (CVE-2024-2357)

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


Update the affected libreswan package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 194444

File Name: alma_linux_ALSA-2024-2033.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Published: 4/29/2024

Updated: 4/29/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2024-2357


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:alma:linux:libreswan, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::appstream, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::baseos, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::crb, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::highavailability, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::nfv, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::realtime, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::resilientstorage, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::sap, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::sap_hana, cpe:/o:alma:linux:9::supplementary

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/24/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/11/2024

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2024-2357

CWE: 400

IAVA: 2024-A-0255