SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : strongswan (SUSE-SU-2015:1227-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 84724


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


strongswan was updated to fix a problem that could enable rogue servers to gain user credentials from a client in certain IKEv2 setups. (CVE-2015-4171)

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 11 SP3 for VMware :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-strongswan=10739

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-strongswan=10739

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-strongswan=10739

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 84724

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1227-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/14

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-doc, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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: 2015/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4171

BID: 74933

OSVDB: 122806