Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : ipsec-tools vulnerabilities (USN-641-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

It was discovered that there were multiple ways to leak memory during
the IKE negotiation when handling certain packets. If a remote
attacker sent repeated malicious requests, the 'racoon' key exchange
server could allocate large amounts of memory, possibly leading to a
denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected ipsec-tools and / or racoon packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34116 ()

Bugtraq ID: 30657

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3651