Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : openvpn (MDKSA-2005:206-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20440


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Two Denial of Service vulnerabilities exist in OpenVPN. The first allows a malicious or compromised server to execute arbitrary code on the client (CVE-2005-3393). The second DoS can occur if when in TCP server mode, OpenVPN received an error on accept(2) and the resulting exception handler causes a segfault (CVE-2005-3409).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these problems.

Update :

Packages are now available for Mandriva Linux 2006.


Update the affected openvpn package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20440

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-206.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:openvpn, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2006

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/12/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3393, CVE-2005-3409

MDKSA: 2005:206-1