GLSA 200905-03 IPSec Tools: Denial of Service
Posted on: 05/24/2009 04:30 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200905-03
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: IPSec Tools: Denial of Service
Date: May 24, 2009
Bugs: #267135
ID: 200905-03

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Synopsis
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Multiple errors in the IPSec Tools racoon daemon might allow remote
attackers to cause a Denial of Service.

Background
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The IPSec Tools are a port of KAME's IPsec utilities to the Linux-2.6
IPsec implementation. They include racoon, an Internet Key Exchange
daemon for automatically keying IPsec connections.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-firewall/ipsec-tools lt; 0.7.2 gt;=3D 0.7.2

Description
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The following vulnerabilities have been found in the racoon daemon as
shipped with IPSec Tools:

* Neil Kettle reported that racoon/isakmp_frag.c is prone to a
null-pointer dereference (CVE-2009-1574).

* Multiple memory leaks exist in (1) the eay_check_x509sign()
function in racoon/crypto_openssl.c and (2) racoon/nattraversal.c
(CVE-2009-1632).

Impact
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A remote attacker could send specially crafted fragmented ISAKMP
packets without a payload or exploit vectors related to X.509
certificate authentication and NAT traversal, possibly resulting in a
crash of the racoon daemon.

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;=3Dnet-firewall/ipsec-tools-0.7.2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-1574
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-1574
[ 2 ] CVE-2009-1632
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2009-1632

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-200905-03.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 2009 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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