Description** DISPUTED ** A cross-protocol scripting issue was discovered in the management interface in OpenVPN through 2.4.5. When this interface is enabled over TCP without a password, and when no other clients are connected to this interface, attackers can execute arbitrary management commands, obtain sensitive information, or cause a denial of service (SIGTERM) by triggering XMLHttpRequest actions in a web browser. This is demonstrated by a multipart/form-data POST to http://localhost:23000 with a "signal SIGTERM" command in a TEXTAREA element. NOTE: The vendor disputes that this is a vulnerability. They state that this is the result of improper configuration of the OpenVPN instance rather than an intrinsic vulnerability, and now more explicitly warn against such configurations in both the management-interface documentation, and with a runtime warning.
Overall state of this security issue: Pending
This issue is currently rated as having low severity.
|National Vulnerability Database|
|National Vulnerability Database||SUSE|
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Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated.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.
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2||openvpn||Affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3||openvpn||Affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS||openvpn||Affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4||openvpn||Affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA LTSS||openvpn||Affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 LTSS||openvpn||Affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2||openvpn||Affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3||openvpn||Affected|