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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60611


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


Multiple insufficient input validation flaws were found in the way Openswan's pluto IKE daemon processed some fields of X.509 certificates. A remote attacker could provide a specially crafted X.509 certificate that would crash the pluto daemon. (CVE-2009-2185)

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: 60611

File Name: sl_20090702_openswan_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

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: 2009/07/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2185

CWE: 20