Vigil@nce: Openswan, memory leaks
October 2008 by Vigil@nce
An attacker can use several memory leaks in order to create a denial of service in Openswan.
Consequences: denial of service of service
Provenance: internet client
Means of attack: no proof of concept, no attack
Ability of attacker: expert (4/4)
Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5)
Diffusion of the vulnerable configuration: high (3/3)
Creation date: 07/10/2008
The Openswan product implements IPsec for Linux.
Several memory leaks were announced:
when there is no available file descriptors
during Pluto (key management) usage
in several unspecified locations
An attacker can therefore use several memory leaks in order to progressively create a denial of service in Openswan.