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Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2014 13:13:17 +0100
From: Max Mühlbronner <>
Subject: Re: CVE-2014-8104 - Critical OpenVPN DoS Vulnerability


just imagine a malicious user: signing up for e.g. anonymous VPN service 
and crashing the whole openVPN process, which would be affecting other 
users too. I would definitely consider this to be a critical issue.

Max M.

On 03.12.2014 11:11, Nicolas Gaudin wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> Nicolas
> -----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
> attention.
> [ 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 - ]
> --
> David

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