GLSA-200404-05 : ipsec-tools contains an X.509 certificates vulnerability.

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200404-05
(ipsec-tools contains an X.509 certificates vulnerability.)

racoon (a utility in the ipsec-tools package) does not verify digital
signatures on Phase1 packets. This means that anybody holding the correct
X.509 certificate would be able to establish a connection, even if they did
not have the corresponding private key.

Impact :

Since digital signatures are not verified by the racoon tool, an attacker may
be able to connect to the VPN gateway and/or execute a man-in-the-middle attack.

Workaround :

A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are advised
to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

See also :

Solution :

ipsec-tools users should upgrade to version 0.2.5 or later:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-firewall/ipsec-tools-0.2.5'
# emerge '>=net-firewall/ipsec-tools-0.2.5'

Risk factor :


Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14470 (gentoo_GLSA-200404-05.nasl)

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