GLSA 200406-17 - IPsec-Tools: authentication bug in racoon
Posted on: 06/22/2004 02:12 PM

Updated IPsec-Tools packages has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200406-17
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: IPsec-Tools: authentication bug in racoon
Date: June 22, 2004
Bugs: #53915
ID: 200406-17

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Synopsis
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racoon provided as part of IPsec-Tools fails do proper authentication.

Background
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IPsec-Tools is a port of KAME's implementation of the IPsec utilities. It contains a collection of network monitoring tools, including racoon, ping, and ping6.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-firewall/ipsec-tools < 0.3.3 >= 0.3.3

Description
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The KAME IKE daemon racoon is used to authenticate peers during Phase 1 when using either preshared keys, GSS-API, or RSA signatures. When using RSA signatures racoon validates the X.509 certificate but not the RSA signature.

Impact
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By sending a valid and trusted X.509 certificate and any private key an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform man-in-the-middle attacks and initiate unauthorized connections.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version.

Resolution
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All IPsec-Tools users should upgrade to the latest stable version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=net-firewall/ipsec-tools-0.3.3"
# emerge ">=net-firewall/ipsec-tools-0.3.3"

References
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[ 1 ] IPsec-Tools Advisory
http://ipsec-tools.sourceforge.net/x509sig.html

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-200406-17.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 http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Technologies, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

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

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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