Scientific Linux Security Update : openswan on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72570


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


A NULL pointer dereference flaw was discovered in the way Openswan's IKE daemon processed IKEv2 payloads. A remote attacker could send specially crafted IKEv2 payloads that, when processed, would lead to a denial of service (daemon crash), possibly causing existing VPN connections to be dropped. (CVE-2013-6466)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72570

File Name: sl_20140218_openswan_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/02/19

Modified: 2014/02/19

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: 2014/02/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6466