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Security Advisory Moderate: ipsec-tools security update

Advisory: RHSA-2007:0342-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2007-05-17
Last updated on: 2007-05-17
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2007-1841

Details

Updated ipsec-tools packages that fix a denial of service flaw in racoon
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

The ipsec-tools package is used in conjunction with the IPsec functionality
in the linux kernel and includes racoon, an IKEv1 keying daemon.

A denial of service flaw was found in the ipsec-tools racoon daemon. It was
possible for a remote attacker, with knowledge of an existing ipsec tunnel,
to terminate the ipsec connection between two machines. (CVE-2007-1841)

Users of ipsec-tools should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch that resolves this issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
ipsec-tools-0.6.5-8.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1249
    MD5: 57d7bdfbd6b1c69df32360cd6283f2df
 
IA-32:
ipsec-tools-0.6.5-8.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1249
    MD5: d6daa68fd3455f01a83a233d532e77f5
 
IA-64:
ipsec-tools-0.6.5-8.el5.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1249
    MD5: fd56d6b537bc98f32abf93b5b16c2367
 
PPC:
ipsec-tools-0.6.5-8.el5.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1249
    MD5: 00f092368e9727f83827c4e772da59cf
 
s390x:
ipsec-tools-0.6.5-8.el5.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1249
    MD5: 4830e931f3b0553e8d4847e9b644ddce
 
x86_64:
ipsec-tools-0.6.5-8.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1249
    MD5: 6e6e394782f74ebba32f0667702a3744
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
ipsec-tools-0.6.5-8.el5.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1249
    MD5: 57d7bdfbd6b1c69df32360cd6283f2df
 
IA-32:
ipsec-tools-0.6.5-8.el5.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1249
    MD5: d6daa68fd3455f01a83a233d532e77f5
 
x86_64:
ipsec-tools-0.6.5-8.el5.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:1249
    MD5: 6e6e394782f74ebba32f0667702a3744
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

235388 - CVE-2007-1841 ipsec-tools racoon DoS


References



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https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at http://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/