GLSA 200705-09 IPsec-Tools: Denial of Service
Posted on: 05/08/2007 02:45 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - IPsec-Tools: Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200705-09
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: IPsec-Tools: Denial of Service
Date: May 08, 2007
Bugs: #173219
ID: 200705-09

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Synopsis
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IPsec-Tools contains a vulnerability that allows a remote attacker to
crash the IPsec tunnel.

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 lt; 0.6.7 gt;= 0.6.7

Description
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The isakmp_info_recv() function in src/racoon/isakmp_inf.c does not
always check that DELETE (ISAKMP_NPTYPE_D) and NOTIFY (ISAKMP_NPTYPE_N)
packets are encrypted.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send a specially crafted IPsec message to one
of the two peers during the beginning of phase 1, resulting in the
termination of the IPsec exchange.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

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

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-firewall/ipsec-tools-0.6.7"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-1841
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-1841

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-200705-09.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 2007 Gentoo Foundation, 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/2.5



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