FreeBSD : OpenVPN -- denial of service security vulnerability (23ab5c3e-79c3-11e4-8b1e-d050992ecde8)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 79656


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The OpenVPN project reports :

In late November 2014 Dragana Damjanovic notified OpenVPN developers of a critical denial of service security vulnerability (CVE-2014-8104). The vulnerability allows an tls-authenticated client to crash the server by sending a too-short control channel packet to the server. In other words this vulnerability is denial of service only.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79656

File Name: freebsd_pkg_23ab5c3e79c311e48b1ed050992ecde8.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 12/2/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:openvpn, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 12/2/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/1/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8104