GLSA-201405-18 : OpenConnect: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74060


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201405-18 (OpenConnect: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

A stack-based buffer overflow error has been discovered in OpenConnect.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious VPN server, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All OpenConnect users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/openconnect-4.08'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74060

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201405-18.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/05/19

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6128

BID: 57884

GLSA: 201405-18