Amazon Linux AMI : openvpn (ALAS-2014-459)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 79873


The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.


OpenVPN 2.x before 2.0.11, 2.1.x, 2.2.x before 2.2.3, and 2.3.x before 2.3.6 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (server crash) via a small control channel packet.


Run 'yum update openvpn' to update your system.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79873

File Name: ala_ALAS-2014-459.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/15/2014

Updated: 4/18/2018

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openvpn, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:openvpn-debuginfo, cpe:/o:amazon:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/AmazonLinux/release, Host/AmazonLinux/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 12/10/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8104

ALAS: 2014-459