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Category:   Application (VPN)  >   Openswan Vendors:   openswan.org
Openswan Buffer Overflows Let Remote Authenticated Gateways Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024749
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024749
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3302, CVE-2010-3308, CVE-2010-3752, CVE-2010-3753   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 17 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6.25 - 2.6.28
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Openswan. A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote authenticated gateway can send specially crafted data to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system or cause denial of service conditions. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Specially crafted cisco_dns_info or cisco_domain_info values can trigger code execution [CVE-2010-3302, CVE-2010-3752].

A specially crafted cisco_banner value can trigger code execution [CVE-2010-3308, CVE-2010-3753].

D. Hugh Redelmeier and and Paul Wouters reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote authenticated user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.6.29) [in September 2010].

The vendor's advisories are available at:

http://www.openswan.org/download/CVE-2010-3302/CVE-2010-3302.txt
http://www.openswan.org/download/CVE-2010-3308/CVE-2010-3308.txt

Vendor URL:  www.openswan.org/download/CVE-2010-3302/CVE-2010-3302.txt (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 17 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Openswan Buffer Overflows Let Remote Authenticated Gateways Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.



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