Fedora Core 2 : ipsec-tools-0.2.5-2 (2004-132)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13707


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


An updated ipsec-tools package that fixes vulnerabilities in racoon (the ISAKMP daemon) is now available.

When ipsec-tools receives an ISAKMP header, it will attempt to allocate sufficient memory for the entire ISAKMP message according to the header's length field. If an attacker crafts an ISAKMP header with a extremely large value in the length field, racoon may exceed operating system resource limits and be terminated, resulting in a denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0403 to this issue.

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


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13707

File Name: fedora_2004-132.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/23

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ipsec-tools, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ipsec-tools-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/05/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0403

FEDORA: 2004-132