Debian DLA-98-1 : openvpn security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 82243


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


Dragana Damjanovic discovered that an authenticated client could crash an OpenVPN server by sending a control packet containing less than four bytes as payload.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 2.1.3-2+squeeze3 in squeeze-lts.

We recommend that you upgrade your openvpn packages.

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


Upgrade the affected openvpn package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 82243

File Name: debian_DLA-98.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/26/2015

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

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:debian:debian_linux:openvpn, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/2/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8104

BID: 71402