SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : strongswan (SUSE-SU-2015:1196-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 84562


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


Strongswan was updated to fix one security issue.

The following vulnerability was fixed :

- CVE-2015-4171: Rogue servers were able to authenticate themselves with certificate issued by any CA the client trusts, to gain user credentials from a client in certain IKEv2 setups (bsc#933591)

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-297=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-297=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 84562

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1196-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/07

Modified: 2016/05/11

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:novell:suse_linux:strongswan, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:strongswan-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:strongswan-hmac, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:strongswan-ipsec, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:strongswan-ipsec-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:strongswan-libs0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:strongswan-libs0-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/06/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4171

BID: 74933

OSVDB: 122806