Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : openvpn vulnerability (USN-2430-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79689
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionDragana Damjanovic discovered that OpenVPN incorrectly handled certain control channel packets. An authenticated attacker could use this issue to cause an OpenVPN server to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected openvpn package.