Openswan: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 201401-09

A vulnerability in Openswan could result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

net-misc/openswan on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.6.39
Unaffected versions >= 2.6.39

Background

Openswan is an implementation of IPsec for Linux.

Description

A buffer overflow flaw has been discovered in Openswan when using Opportunistic Encryption.

Impact

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted DNS TXT record, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Openswan users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/openswan-2.6.39"
 

References

Release Date
January 18, 2014

Latest Revision
January 18, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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