Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2922-1 strongswan -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 05 May 2014
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-2891.
- More information:
A vulnerability has been found in the ASN.1 parser of strongSwan, an IKE/IPsec suite used to establish IPsec protected links.
By sending a crafted ID_DER_ASN1_DN ID payload to a vulnerable pluto or charon daemon, a malicious remote user can provoke a null pointer dereference in the daemon parsing the identity, leading to a crash and a denial of service.
For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 4.4.1-5.6.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 4.5.2-1.5+deb7u4.
For the testing distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 5.1.2-1.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 5.1.2-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your strongswan packages.