GLSA 200812-03 IPsec-Tools: racoon Denial of Service
Posted on: 12/02/2008 07:20 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200812-03
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: IPsec-Tools: racoon Denial of Service
Date: December 02, 2008
Bugs: #232831
ID: 200812-03

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Synopsis
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IPsec-Tools' racoon is affected by a remote Denial of Service
vulnerability.

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; 0.7.1 gt;= 0.7.1

Description
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Two Denial of Service vulnerabilities have been reported in racoon:

* The vendor reported a memory leak in racoon/proposal.c that can be
triggered via invalid proposals (CVE-2008-3651).

* Krzysztof Piotr Oledzk reported that src/racoon/handler.c does not
remove an "orphaned ph1" (phase 1) handle when it has been initiated
remotely (CVE-2008-3652).

Impact
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An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause a Denial of
Service.

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 -v "gt;=net-firewall/ipsec-tools-0.7.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-3651
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3651
[ 2 ] CVE-2008-3652
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3652

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-200812-03.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 2008 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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