GLSA-201611-02 : OpenVPN: Multiple vulnerabilities (SWEET32)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94461


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201611-02 (OpenVPN: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenVPN. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A remote attacker may be able to recover plaintext from encrypted communications.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All OpenVPN users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/openvpn-2.3.12'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94461

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201611-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/11/02

Modified: 2017/03/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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


Base Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:openvpn, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6329

GLSA: 201611-02