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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Openswan: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201401-09)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: January 18, 2014
Bug(s): #483204
ID: 201401-09

Synopsis

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


Background

Openswan is an implementation of IPsec for Linux.

Affected Packages

Package: net-misc/openswan
Vulnerable: < 2.6.39
Unaffected: >= 2.6.39
Architectures: All supported architectures


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


References

CVE-2013-2053
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