GLSA-201412-41 : OpenVPN: Denial of Service
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80262
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-41 (OpenVPN: Denial of Service)
OpenVPN does not properly handle control channel packets that are too small.
A remote authenticated attacker could send a specially crafted control channel packet, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll OpenVPN users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/openvpn-2.3.6'