Gentoo: 201311-13 OpenVPN: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in OpenVPN, allowing remote attackers to read encrypted traffic.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201311-13
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: OpenVPN: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: November 20, 2013
     Bugs: #293894, #468756
       ID: 201311-13

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in OpenVPN, allowing remote
attackers to read encrypted traffic.

Background
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OpenVPN is a multi-platform, full-featured SSL VPN solution.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  net-misc/openvpn             < 2.3.1                    >= 2.3.1

Description
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenVPN. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
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A remote attacker may be able to recover plaintext from an encrypted
communication. Another vulnerability could allow remote attacker
perform a Man-in-the-Middle attack.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All OpenVPN users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/openvpn-2.3.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-3555
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-3555
[ 2 ] CVE-2013-2061
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-2061

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201311-13.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

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