Debian DSA-3084-1 : openvpn - security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 79669


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Dragana Damjanovic discovered that an authenticated client could crash an OpenVPN server by sending a control packet containing less than four bytes as payload.


Upgrade the openvpn packages.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.1-8+deb7u3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79669

File Name: debian_DSA-3084.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/3/2014

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

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:debian:debian_linux:openvpn, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 12/1/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8104

DSA: 3084