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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2014-2891

Original release date: 05/07/2014
Last revised: 05/31/2014


strongSwan before 5.1.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and IKE daemon crash) via a crafted ID_DER_ASN1_DN ID payload.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service
Per: http://www.strongswan.org/blog/2014/05/05/strongswan-denial-of-service-vulnerability-%28cve-2014-2891%29.html "Based on a crash report from one of our users we found that strongSwan versions before 5.1.2 are susceptible to a DoS vulnerability. Affected are strongSwan versions 4.3.3 and newer, up to 5.1.1. The latest release (5.1.3) is not affected."

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External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2014:0700
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.strongswan.org/blog/2014/05/05/strongswan-denial-of-service-vulnerability-(cve-2014-2891).html
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2014:0697
External Source: BID
Name: 67212
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2922

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