SUSE SLES10 Security Update : strongswan (SUSE-SU-2015:1228-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84725


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


strongswan was updated to fix two security issues :

An issue that could enable rogue servers to gain user credentials from a client in certain IKEv2 setups. (CVE-2015-4171)

A bug in decoding ID_DER_ASN1_DN ID payloads that could be used for remote denial of service attacks. (CVE-2014-2891)

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.


Update the affected strongswan packages

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84725

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1228-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/14

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:strongswan, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:strongswan-doc, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2891, CVE-2015-4171

BID: 67212, 74933

OSVDB: 106681, 122806