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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2004:070-1: super-freeswan

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the super-freeswan package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:070-1 (super-freeswan).


Thomas Walpuski discovered a vulnerability in the X.509 handling of
super-freeswan, openswan, strongSwan, and FreeS/WAN with the X.509 patch
applied. This vulnerability permits a possible hacker to make up their own Certificate
Authority that can permit them to impersonate the identity of a valid DN. As
well, another hole exists in the CA checking code that could create an endless
loop in certain instances.
Mandrakesoft encourages all users who use FreeS/WAN or super-freeswan to upgrade
to the updated packages which are patched to correct these flaws.
Update:
Due to a build error, the super-freeswan packages did not include the pluto
program. The updated packages fix this error.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:070-1
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 10611

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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