Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1522-1 strongswan -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 26 Sep 2018
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-16151, CVE-2018-16152.
- More information:
Sze Yiu Chau and his team from Purdue University and The University of Iowa found several security issues in the gmp plugin for strongSwan, an IKE/IPsec suite.
The OID parser in the ASN.1 code in gmp allows any number of random bytes after a valid OID.
The algorithmIdentifier parser in the ASN.1 code in gmp doesn't enforce a NULL value for the optional parameter which is not used with any PKCS#1 algorithm.
For Debian 8
Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 5.2.1-6+deb8u7.
We recommend that you upgrade your strongswan packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS