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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for openswan RHSA-2014:0185-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'openswan'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'openswan'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
Openswan is a free implementation of Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) and
Internet Key Exchange (IKE). IPsec uses strong cryptography to provide both
authentication and encryption services. These services allow you to build
secure tunnels through untrusted networks.

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was discovered in the way Openswan's IKE
daemon processed IKEv2 payloads. A remote attacker could send specially
crafted IKEv2 payloads that, when processed, would lead to a denial of
service (daemon crash), possibly causing existing VPN connections to be
dropped. (CVE-2013-6466)

All openswan users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Affected Software/OS:
openswan on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2013-6466
BugTraq ID: 65155
Debian Security Information: DSA-2893 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2014:0185
XForce ISS Database: openswan-cve20136466-dos(90524)
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