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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200404-17] ipsec-tools and iputils contain a remote DoS vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
ipsec-tools and iputils contain a remote DoS vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200404-17
(ipsec-tools and iputils contain a remote DoS vulnerability)


When racoon receives an ISAKMP header, it allocates memory based on the
length of the header field. Thus, a possible hacker may be able to cause a Denial
of Services by creating a header that is large enough to consume all
available system resources.

Impact

This vulnerability may permit a possible hacker to remotely cause a Denial of
Service.

Workaround

A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are advised
to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

References:
http://ipsec-tools.sourceforge.net/
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0403


Solution:
ipsec-tools users should upgrade to version 0.2.5 or later:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-firewall/ipsec-tools-0.3.1"
# emerge ">=net-firewall/ipsec-tools-0.3.1"
iputils users should upgrade to version 021109-r3 or later:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-misc/iputils-021109-r3"
# emerge ">=net-misc/iputils-021109-r3"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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