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Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 14:48:20 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: strongswam denial-of-service

Name: CVE-2008-4551
Status: Candidate
Reference: MISC:
Reference: CONFIRM:
Reference: BID:31291
Reference: URL:
Reference: FRSIRT:ADV-2008-2660
Reference: URL:
Reference: SECTRACK:1020903
Reference: URL:
Reference: SECUNIA:31963
Reference: URL:

strongSwan 4.2.6 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial
of service (daemon crash) via an IKE_SA_INIT message with a large
number of NULL values in a Key Exchange payload, which triggers a NULL
pointer dereference for the return value of the mpz_export function in
the GNU Multiprecision Library (GMP).

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