Public Date:
742065: CVE-2011-3380 openswan: IKE invalid key length allows remote unauthenticated user to crash openswan

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Openswan 2.6.29 through 2.6.35 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and pluto IKE daemon crash) via an ISAKMP message with an invalid KEY_LENGTH attribute, which is not properly handled by the error handling function.

Find out more about CVE-2011-3380 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (openswan) RHSA-2011:1356 2011-10-05

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 openswan Not affected


Red Hat would like to thank the Openswan project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Paul Wouters as the original reporter.

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