MDKSA-2004:069 - Updated ipsec-tools packages
Posted on: 07/15/2004 05:24 AM

Updated ipsec-tools packages are available for Mandrakelinux

Mandrakelinux Security Update Advisory

Package name: ipsec-tools
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2004:069
Date: July 14th, 2004

Affected versions: 10.0

Problem Description:

A vulnerability in racoon prior to version 20040408a would allow a remote attacker to cause a DoS (memory consumption) via an ISAKMP packet with a large length field.

Another vulnerability in racoon was discovered where, when using RSA signatures, racoon would validate the X.509 certificate but would not validate the signature. This can be exploited by an attacker sending a valid and trusted X.509 certificate and any private key. Using this, they could perform a man-in-the-middle attack and initiate an unauthorized connection. This has been fixed in ipsec-tools 0.3.3.

The updated packages contain patches backported from 0.3.3 to correct the problem.



Updated Packages:

Mandrakelinux 10.0:
d08dd4e8cc6a05a76dc47f80d566d137 10.0/RPMS/ipsec-tools-0.2.5-0.2.100mdk.i586.rpm
a3714e12936a4ed9db1438056eab451f 10.0/RPMS/libipsec-tools0-0.2.5-0.2.100mdk.i586.rpm
f1b257c9ba3246fc613b5626d3cd4c0e 10.0/SRPMS/ipsec-tools-0.2.5-0.2.100mdk.src.rpm

Mandrakelinux 10.0/AMD64:
8b2e591752ca3993bf7d9990663740a4 amd64/10.0/RPMS/ipsec-tools-0.2.5-0.2.100mdk.amd64.rpm
7a02dfbed6e643882cd869035b6054d8 amd64/10.0/RPMS/lib64ipsec-tools0-0.2.5-0.2.100mdk.amd64.rpm
f1b257c9ba3246fc613b5626d3cd4c0e amd64/10.0/SRPMS/ipsec-tools-0.2.5-0.2.100mdk.src.rpm

To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

All packages are signed by Mandrakesoft for security. You can obtain the GPG public key of the Mandrakelinux Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver 0x22458A98

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