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|Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:55 am Post subject: [ GLSA 201401-09 ] Openswan: User-assisted execution of arbi
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Openswan: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201401-09)
Date: January 18, 2014
A vulnerability in Openswan could result in execution of arbitrary
code or Denial of Service.
Openswan is an implementation of IPsec for Linux.
Vulnerable: < 2.6.39
Unaffected: >= 2.6.39
Architectures: All supported architectures
A buffer overflow flaw has been discovered in Openswan when using
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Openswan users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/openswan-2.6.39"