GLSA-201311-13 : OpenVPN: Multiple vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 70997


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201311-13 (OpenVPN: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenVPN. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker may be able to recover plaintext from an encrypted communication. Another vulnerability could allow remote attacker perform a Man-in-the-Middle attack.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All OpenVPN users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/openvpn-2.3.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70997

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201311-13.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Published: 11/21/2013

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:openvpn, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/20/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3555, CVE-2013-2061

BID: 36935, 59672

CWE: 310

GLSA: 201311-13