GLSA-201412-26 : strongSwan: Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79979


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-26 (strongSwan: Multiple Vulnerabilities)

A NULL pointer dereference and an error in the IKEv2 implementation have been found in strongSwan.
Impact :

A remote attacker could create a Denial of Service condition or bypass security restrictions.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All strongSwan users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/strongswan-5.1.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79979

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201412-26.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/12/15

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:strongswan, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2338, CVE-2014-2891

BID: 66815, 67212

GLSA: 201412-26