Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : ipsec-tools vulnerabilities (USN-785-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that ipsec-tools did not properly handle certain
fragmented packets. A remote attacker could send specially crafted
packets to the server and cause a denial of service. (CVE-2009-1574)

It was discovered that ipsec-tools did not properly handle memory
usage when verifying certificate signatures or processing
nat-traversal keep-alive messages. A remote attacker could send
specially crafted packets to the server and exhaust available memory,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-1632).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 39353 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34765

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1574
CVE-2009-1632