IPsec-Tools: Denial of Service — GLSA 200705-09

IPsec-Tools contains a vulnerability that allows a remote attacker to crash the IPsec tunnel.

Affected Packages

net-firewall/ipsec-tools on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.6.7
Unaffected versions >= 0.6.7

Background

IPsec-Tools is a port of KAME's implementation of the IPsec utilities. It contains a collection of network monitoring tools, including racoon, ping, and ping6.

Description

The isakmp_info_recv() function in src/racoon/isakmp_inf.c does not always check that DELETE (ISAKMP_NPTYPE_D) and NOTIFY (ISAKMP_NPTYPE_N) packets are encrypted.

Impact

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted IPsec message to one of the two peers during the beginning of phase 1, resulting in the termination of the IPsec exchange.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All IPsec-Tools users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-firewall/ipsec-tools-0.6.7"

References

Release Date
May 08, 2007

Latest Revision
May 08, 2007: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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