DescriptionThe asn1_length function in strongSwan 2.8 before 2.8.11, 4.2 before 4.2.17, and 4.3 before 4.3.3 does not properly handle X.509 certificates with crafted Relative Distinguished Names (RDNs), which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (pluto IKE daemon crash) via malformed ASN.1 data. NOTE: this is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2009-2185.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs540144

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
strongswan (PTS)wheezy (security), wheezy4.5.2-1.5+deb7u8fixed
jessie (security), jessie5.2.1-6+deb8u2fixed
stretch, sid5.5.1-3fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

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