ALAS-2013-192


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2013-192
Advisory Release Date: 2014-09-15 23:06 Pacific
Severity: Important

Issue Overview:

A buffer overflow flaw was found in Openswan. If Opportunistic Encryption were enabled ("oe=yes" in "/etc/ipsec.conf") and an RSA key configured, an attacker able to cause a system to perform a DNS lookup for an attacker-controlled domain containing malicious records (such as by sending an email that triggers a DKIM or SPF DNS record lookup) could cause Openswan's pluto IKE daemon to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with root privileges. With "oe=yes" but no RSA key configured, the issue can only be triggered by attackers on the local network who can control the reverse DNS entry of the target system. Opportunistic Encryption is disabled by default. (CVE-2013-2053 )


Affected Packages:

openswan


Issue Correction:
Run yum update openswan to update your system.

New Packages:
i686:
    openswan-doc-2.6.37-2.16.amzn1.i686
    openswan-debuginfo-2.6.37-2.16.amzn1.i686
    openswan-2.6.37-2.16.amzn1.i686

src:
    openswan-2.6.37-2.16.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    openswan-2.6.37-2.16.amzn1.x86_64
    openswan-debuginfo-2.6.37-2.16.amzn1.x86_64
    openswan-doc-2.6.37-2.16.amzn1.x86_64