RHEL 3 : ipsec-tools (RHSA-2004:308)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated ipsec-tools package that fixes verification of X.509
certificates in racoon is now available.

IPSEC uses strong cryptography to provide both authentication and
encryption services.

When configured to use X.509 certificates to authenticate remote
hosts, ipsec-tools versions 0.3.3 and earlier will attempt to verify
that host certificate, but will not abort the key exchange if
verification fails. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0607 to this issue.

Users of ipsec-tools should upgrade to this updated package which
contains a backported security patch and is not vulnerable to this
issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0607.html
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=108726102304507
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-308.html

Solution :

Update the affected ipsec-tools package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13854 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0607