GLSA-201411-07 : Openswan: Denial of Service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79415
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201411-07 (Openswan: Denial of Service)
A NULL pointer dereference has been found in Openswan.
A remote attacker could create a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionGentoo has discontinued support for Openswan. We recommend that users unmerge Openswan:
# emerge --unmerge 'net-misc/openswan' NOTE: The Gentoo developer(s) maintaining Openswan have discontinued support at this time. It may be possible that a new Gentoo developer will update Openswan at a later date. Alternatives packages such as Libreswan and strongSwan are currently available in Gentoo Portage.