Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : strongswan vulnerability (USN-2628-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 84045


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Alexander E. Patrakov discovered that strongSwan incorrectly handled certain IKEv2 setups. A malicious server could possibly use this issue to obtain user credentials.

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


Update the affected strongswan-ike package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 84045

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2628-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/06/09

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 2.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:strongswan-ike, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/06/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4171

OSVDB: 122806

USN: 2628-1