Upstream information

CVE-2008-4190 at MITRE


The IPSEC livetest tool in Openswan 2.4.12 and earlier, and 2.6.x through 2.6.16, allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files and execute arbitrary code via a symlink attack on the (1) ipseclive.conn and (2) ipsec.olts.remote.log temporary files. NOTE: in many distributions and the upstream version, this tool has been disabled.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4.4
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 483803 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1
  • openswan >= 2.6.16-1.34.3
  • openswan-doc >= 2.6.16-1.34.3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 GA openswan-2.6.16-1.34.3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
  • openswan >= 2.6.16-1.36.1
  • openswan-doc >= 2.6.16-1.36.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 GA openswan-2.6.16-1.36.1

SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Tue Jul 9 18:28:44 2013
CVE page last modified: Fri Oct 7 12:45:42 2022