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Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 11:11:24 +0100
From: Nicolas Gaudin <>
Subject: RE: CVE-2014-8104 - Critical OpenVPN DoS Vulnerability

Is this vulnerability really 'critical' if we consider that a malicious user
needs to be authenticated to crash the gateway?
I understand that the vulnerability is exploitable if a client is
compromised (certificate stolen).
In such a case (client compromised), the risk is greater as confidentiality
is breached.


-----Message d'origine-----
De : David White []
Envoyé : mercredi 3 décembre 2014 10:24
À :
Objet : [oss-security] CVE-2014-8104 - Critical OpenVPN DoS Vulnerability

I saw an email come through the pfSense list yesterday, but haven't seen
anything about it discussed here. So I'm bringing it to this list's

[ As a side note, I mistakenly thought the OP on the pfSense list mistakenly
posted his link to a forum post on OpenVPN that was written in 2010, when in
fact, that user had joined in 2010 but posted to the pfSense forum
recently - ]


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