Product SiteDocumentation Site

1.90.  ipsec-tools

1.90.1.  RHSA-2009:1036: Important security update


This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as the security errata RHSA-2009:1036
An updated ipsec-tools package that fixes multiple security issues is 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.
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. An unauthenticated, remote attacker could trigger a NULL pointer dereference that could cause the racoon daemon to crash. (CVE-2009-1574)
Multiple memory leak flaws were found in the ipsec-tools racoon daemon. If a remote attacker is able to make multiple connection attempts to the racoon daemon, it was possible to cause the racoon daemon to consume all available memory. (CVE-2009-1632)
Users of ipsec-tools should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to correct these issues. Users must restart the racoon daemon for this update to take effect.

Note: This documentation is provided {and copyrighted} by Red Hat®, Inc. and is released via the Open Publication License. The copyright holder has added the further requirement that Distribution of substantively modified versions of this document is prohibited without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. The CentOS project redistributes these original works (in their unmodified form) as a reference for CentOS-5 because CentOS-5 is built from publicly available, open source SRPMS. The documentation is unmodified to be compliant with upstream distribution policy. Neither CentOS-5 nor the CentOS Project are in any way affiliated with or sponsored by Red Hat®, Inc.