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<glsa id="201411-07">
<title>Openswan: Denial of Service</title>
<synopsis>A NULL pointer dereference in Openswan may allow remote attackers
to cause Denial of Service.
<product type="ebuild">openswan</product>
<announced>November 23, 2014</announced>
<revised>November 23, 2014: 1</revised>
<package name="net-misc/openswan" auto="yes" arch="*">
<vulnerable range="le">2.6.39-r1</vulnerable>
<p>Openswan is an implementation of IPsec for Linux.</p>
<p>A NULL pointer dereference has been found in Openswan.</p>
<impact type="normal">
<p>A remote attacker could create a Denial of Service condition.</p>
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>Gentoo has discontinued support for Openswan. We recommend that users
unmerge Openswan:
# emerge --unmerge "net-misc/openswan"
<p>NOTE: The Gentoo developer(s) maintaining Openswan have discontinued
support at this time. It may be possible that a new Gentoo developer will
update Openswan at a later date. Alternatives packages such as Libreswan
and strongSwan are currently available in Gentoo Portage.
<uri link="">CVE-2013-6466</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Thu, 19 Jun 2014 01:21:40 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:45:46 +0000">ackle</metadata>