Upstream information

CVE-2009-2185 at MITRE


The ASN.1 parser (pluto/asn1.c, libstrongswan/asn1/asn1.c, libstrongswan/asn1/asn1_parser.c) in (a) strongSwan 2.8 before 2.8.10, 4.2 before 4.2.16, and 4.3 before 4.3.2; and (b) openSwan 2.6 before 2.6.22 and 2.4 before 2.4.15 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (pluto IKE daemon crash) via an X.509 certificate with (1) crafted Relative Distinguished Names (RDNs), (2) a crafted UTCTIME string, or (3) a crafted GENERALIZEDTIME string.

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 5
Vector 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
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 515130 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 515478 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 525388 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

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 Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11
  • openswan >= 2.6.16-1.33.1
  • openswan-doc >= 2.6.16-1.33.1
  • strongswan >= 4.2.8-1.24.1
  • strongswan-doc >= 4.2.8-1.24.1

Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification. The updates are grouped by state of their lifecycle. SUSE product lifecycles are documented on the lifecycle page.

Product(s) Source package State
Products past their end of life and not receiving proactive updates anymore.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 strongswan Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 strongswan Released

SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Tue Jul 9 16:44:18 2013
CVE page last modified: Tue Jan 17 13:52:21 2023