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strongSwan: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201309-02 / strongswan
Release Date September 01, 2013
Latest Revision September 01, 2013: 1
Impact low
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-misc/strongswan < 5.1.0 >= 5.1.0 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #468504, #479396, #483202


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in strongSwan, possibly allowing remote attackers to authenticate as other users or cause a Denial of Service condition.

2.  Impact Information


strongSwan is an IPSec implementation for Linux.


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


A remote attacker could use ECDSA to authenticate as another user with an invalid signature. Additionally, a remote attacker could send a specially crafted request, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All strongSwan users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/strongswan-5.1.0"

4.  References


Page updated September 01, 2013

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