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strongSwan: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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

Synopsis

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

Background

strongSwan is an IPSec implementation for Linux.

Description

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

Impact

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

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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



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