Security Advisory Important: openswan security update

Advisory: RHSA-2009:0402-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2009-03-30
Last updated on: 2009-03-30
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.3.z server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.3 server)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2008-4190
CVE-2009-0790

Details

Updated openswan packages that fix various security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

Openswan is a free implementation of Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
and Internet Key Exchange (IKE). IPsec 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 network 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 (VPN).

Gerd v. Egidy discovered a flaw in the Dead Peer Detection (DPD) in
Openswan's pluto IKE daemon. A remote attacker could use a malicious DPD
packet to crash the pluto daemon. (CVE-2009-0790)

It was discovered that Openswan's livetest script created temporary files
in an insecure manner. A local attacker could use this flaw to overwrite
arbitrary files owned by the user running the script. (CVE-2008-4190)

Note: The livetest script is an incomplete feature and was not
automatically executed by any other script distributed with Openswan, or
intended to be used at all, as was documented in its man page. In these
updated packages, the script only prints an informative message and exits
immediately when run.

All users of openswan are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing
this update, the ipsec service will be restarted automatically.


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/docs/DOC-11259

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
openswan-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1138
    MD5: 9917596b2c41a628a1ea1c5a1f019fe8
 
IA-32:
openswan-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:1223
    MD5: 7404160eb7fbaf3d7f87ffd4e6eef1da
openswan-doc-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:1223
    MD5: 205a8b5669f381a70581fe00bf8cbca3
 
IA-64:
openswan-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:1223
    MD5: b441a0120f5d5a7cf1155c0dbbc93972
openswan-doc-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:1223
    MD5: 1f7f3593463d0e14a75e6a62a645a4af
 
PPC:
openswan-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:1223
    MD5: 51dfe72325bf3463ef46341f59e1c667
openswan-doc-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:1223
    MD5: 9620f331adbd39fbe8986d1f5251b8ef
 
s390x:
openswan-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:1223
    MD5: 30934f9537e66fe3180156e4dced5d54
openswan-doc-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:1223
    MD5: b062cd4cefc453c4249f9f375cc7c9db
 
x86_64:
openswan-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:1223
    MD5: d386b92f2f15bfddd137f55dbcb79950
openswan-doc-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:1223
    MD5: b0be797ab41ec1e2d46c12776f4ed2a4
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
openswan-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1138
    MD5: 9917596b2c41a628a1ea1c5a1f019fe8
 
IA-32:
openswan-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:1223
    MD5: 7404160eb7fbaf3d7f87ffd4e6eef1da
openswan-doc-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:1223
    MD5: 205a8b5669f381a70581fe00bf8cbca3
 
x86_64:
openswan-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:1223
    MD5: d386b92f2f15bfddd137f55dbcb79950
openswan-doc-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2014:1223
    MD5: b0be797ab41ec1e2d46c12776f4ed2a4
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.3.z server)

SRPMS:
openswan-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1138
    MD5: 9917596b2c41a628a1ea1c5a1f019fe8
 
IA-32:
openswan-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1138
    MD5: 7404160eb7fbaf3d7f87ffd4e6eef1da
openswan-doc-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1138
    MD5: 205a8b5669f381a70581fe00bf8cbca3
 
IA-64:
openswan-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1138
    MD5: b441a0120f5d5a7cf1155c0dbbc93972
openswan-doc-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1138
    MD5: 1f7f3593463d0e14a75e6a62a645a4af
 
PPC:
openswan-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1138
    MD5: 51dfe72325bf3463ef46341f59e1c667
openswan-doc-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1138
    MD5: 9620f331adbd39fbe8986d1f5251b8ef
 
s390x:
openswan-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1138
    MD5: 30934f9537e66fe3180156e4dced5d54
openswan-doc-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1138
    MD5: b062cd4cefc453c4249f9f375cc7c9db
 
x86_64:
openswan-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1138
    MD5: d386b92f2f15bfddd137f55dbcb79950
openswan-doc-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1138
    MD5: b0be797ab41ec1e2d46c12776f4ed2a4
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.3 server)

SRPMS:
openswan-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1138
    MD5: 9917596b2c41a628a1ea1c5a1f019fe8
 
IA-32:
openswan-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1138
    MD5: 7404160eb7fbaf3d7f87ffd4e6eef1da
openswan-doc-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1138
    MD5: 205a8b5669f381a70581fe00bf8cbca3
 
IA-64:
openswan-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1138
    MD5: b441a0120f5d5a7cf1155c0dbbc93972
openswan-doc-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1138
    MD5: 1f7f3593463d0e14a75e6a62a645a4af
 
x86_64:
openswan-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1138
    MD5: d386b92f2f15bfddd137f55dbcb79950
openswan-doc-2.6.14-1.el5_3.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1138
    MD5: b0be797ab41ec1e2d46c12776f4ed2a4
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

460425 - CVE-2008-4190 openswan: Insecure auxiliary /tmp file usage (symlink attack possible)
491895 - CVE-2009-0790 openswan: ISAKMP DPD remote DoS


References



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