USN-3771-1: strongSwan vulnerabilities

25 September 2018

Several security issues were fixed in strongSwan.

Releases

Packages

Details

It was discovered that strongSwan incorrectly handled IKEv2 key derivation.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause strongSwan to
crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-10811)

Sze Yiu Chau discovered that strongSwan incorrectly handled parsing OIDs in
the gmp plugin. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass
authorization. (CVE-2018-16151)

Sze Yiu Chau discovered that strongSwan incorrectly handled certain
parameters fields in the gmp plugin. A remote attacker could possibly use
this issue to bypass authorization. (CVE-2018-16152)

It was discovered that strongSwan incorrectly handled the stroke plugin. A
local administrator could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-5388)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.