Scientific Linux Security Update : openswan on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60558


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Gerd v. Egidy discovered a flaw in the Dead Peer Detection (DPD) in Openswan's pluto IKE daemon. A remote attacker could use a malicious DPD packet to crash the pluto daemon. (CVE-2009-0790)

It was discovered that Openswan's livetest script created temporary files in an insecure manner. A local attacker could use this flaw to overwritearbitrary files owned by the user running the script.

After installing this update, the ipsec service will be restarted automatically.


Update the affected openswan and / or openswan-doc packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60558

File Name: sl_20090330_openswan_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/12/14

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4190, CVE-2009-0790

CWE: 20, 59