CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2014-01-15
Bugzilla: 1050277: CVE-2013-6466 openswan: dereferencing missing IKEv2 payloads causes pluto daemon to restart


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Openswan 2.6.39 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and IKE daemon restart) via IKEv2 packets that lack expected payloads.

Find out more about CVE-2013-6466 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.0
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 version 5 (openswan) RHSA-2014:0185 February 18, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (openswan) RHSA-2014:0185 February 18, 2014

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