Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : openvpn (MDVSA-2014:246)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 79991


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated openvpn packages fix security vulnerability :

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 (CVE-2014-8104).

The openvpn packages has been updated to the 2.3.2 version and patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected lib64openvpn-devel and / or openvpn packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79991

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2014-246.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 12/15/2014

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64openvpn-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:openvpn, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/14/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8104

BID: 71402

MDVSA: 2014:246