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[GLSA-200406-17] IPsec-Tools: authentication bug in racoon

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
IPsec-Tools: authentication bug in racoon

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200406-17
(IPsec-Tools: authentication bug in racoon)


The KAME IKE daemon racoon is used to authenticate peers during Phase 1
when using either preshared keys, GSS-API, or RSA signatures. When using
RSA signatures racoon validates the X.509 certificate but not the RSA
signature.

Impact

By sending a valid and trusted X.509 certificate and any private key an
attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform man-in-the-middle
attacks and initiate unauthorized connections.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version.

References:
http://ipsec-tools.sourceforge.net/x509sig.html


Solution:
All IPsec-Tools users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-firewall/ipsec-tools-0.3.3"
# emerge ">=net-firewall/ipsec-tools-0.3.3"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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