Scientific Linux Security Update : ipsec-tools on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

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.

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 must restart the racoon daemon for this update to take effect.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected ipsec-tools package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60585 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1574