Fedora Core 3 Update: openswan-2.1.5-2.FC3.1
Posted on: 01/28/2005 03:45 PM

An updated openswan package is available for Fedora Core 3

Fedora Update Notification

Product : Fedora Core 3
Name : openswan
Version : 2.1.5
Release : 2.FC3.1
Summary : Openswan IPsec userland tools
Description :
Openswan is a free implementation of IPSEC IKE for Linux.

IPsec is Internet Protocol Security and uses strong cryptography to provide both authentication and encryption services. These services allow you to build secure tunnels through untrusted networks. Everything passing through the untrusted net is encrypted by the ipsec gateway machine and decrypted by the gateway at the other end of the tunnel. The resulting tunnel is a virtual private network or VPN.

This package contains the daemons and userland tools for setting up Openswan on a kernel with the 2.6 native IPsec code.

Update Information:
This erratum fixes the remote exploitation of a stack based buffer overflow vulnerability in Xelerance Corp.'s Openswan, which could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code.

The vulnerability specifically exists due to a lack of bounds checking in the pluto application when Openswan is compiled with XAUTH and PAM support.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CAN-2005-0162 to this problem.

* Tue Dec 27 2005 Harald Hoyer harald@redhat.com - 2.1.5-2.FC3.1

- fixed possible xauth/PAM buffer overflow. (bug 146287)

This update can be downloaded from:

08083949eee57eb9b8417729fc160e57 SRPMS/openswan-2.1.5-2.FC3.1.src.rpm
6df7139465807a325eacbe065a35ef67 x86_64/openswan-2.1.5-2.FC3.1.x86_64.rpm
eab7fef76f737dd0ef5c4527656958c0 x86_64/debug/openswan-debuginfo-2.1.5-2.FC3.1.x86_64.rpm
9ee8446d2ba7f7dbca2c5213b30e9393 i386/openswan-2.1.5-2.FC3.1.i386.rpm
ef5fec6a769017a1e726c95129286b9c i386/debug/openswan-debuginfo-2.1.5-2.FC3.1.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.

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