Openswan 2.6.25/2.6.26/2.6.27/2.6.28 os command injection

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A vulnerability was found in Openswan 2.6.25/2.6.26/2.6.27/2.6.28. It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a os command injection vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-78. The product constructs all or part of an OS command using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the intended OS command when it is sent to a downstream component. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

programs/pluto/xauth.c in the client in Openswan 2.6.25 through 2.6.28 allows remote authenticated gateways to execute arbitrary commands via shell metacharacters in (1) cisco_dns_info or (2) cisco_domain_info data in a packet, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-3302.

The weakness was released 10/05/2010 by Paul (Website). The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2010-3752. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The requirement for exploitation is a authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1202 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 68145 (Oracle Linux 6 : openswan (ELSA-2010-0892)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 155495 (Oracle Enterprise Linux Update for Openswan (ELSA-2010-0892)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (62194) and Tenable (68145). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 54907, 54905 and 54903.




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Class: Os command injection
CWE: CWE-78 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1202

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Nessus ID: 68145
Nessus Name: Oracle Linux 6 : openswan (ELSA-2010-0892)
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OpenVAS ID: 880118
OpenVAS Name: Oracle Linux Local Check: ELSA-2010-0892
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09/29/2010 🔍
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Advisory: RHSA-2010:0892
Researcher: Paul
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CVE: CVE-2010-3752 (🔍)

X-Force: 62194
Vulnerability Center: 28317 - Openswan 2.6.25 through 2.6.28 Remote Arbitrary Command Execution Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 43588 - Openswan 'XAUTH' Remote Buffer Overflow and Command Injection Vulnerabilities

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Created: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM
Updated: 09/26/2021 07:52 AM
Changes: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM (53), 03/10/2017 10:17 AM (14), 09/26/2021 07:46 AM (5), 09/26/2021 07:52 AM (1)
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