openSUSE Security Update : strongswan (strongswan-255)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40135


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update of strongswan fixes a denial of service problem that occurs while parsing a IKE_SA_INIT message dursing key exchange. This allows an remote attacker to crash the daemon. (CVE-2008-4551)


Update the affected strongswan package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40135

File Name: suse_11_0_strongswan-081016.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/21

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:strongswan, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/10/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4551

CWE: 399