Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : openvpn vulnerability (USN-2430-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79689


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Dragana 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected openvpn package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79689

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2430-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/12/03

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:openvpn, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8104

BID: 71402

USN: 2430-1