CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2013-05-13
CWE: CWE-119
Bugzilla: 960229: CVE-2013-2053 Openswan: remote buffer overflow in atodn()


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in the atodn function in Openswan before 2.6.39, when Opportunistic Encryption is enabled and an RSA key is being used, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (pluto IKE daemon crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted DNS TXT records. NOTE: this might be the same vulnerability as CVE-2013-2052 and CVE-2013-2054.

Find out more about CVE-2013-2053 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 7.6
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (openswan) RHSA-2013:0827 May 15, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (openswan) RHSA-2013:0827 May 15, 2013

External References


This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of the Red Hat Product Security Team.

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