SuSE 10 Security Update : openswan (ZYPP Patch Number 7836)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57237


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


openswan's crypto helper was prone to an use-after-free flaw which could potentially allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service (CVE-2011-4073, bnc#727002). Additionally, a potential dereference of a no longer valid pointer has been fixed.


Apply ZYPP patch number 7836.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57237

File Name: suse_openswan-7836.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/12/13

Modified: 2012/10/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/11/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4073