GLSA-200406-17 : IPsec-Tools: authentication bug in racoon

critical Nessus Plugin ID 14528
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VPR Score: 5.8


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200406-17 (IPsec-Tools: authentication bug in racoon)

The KAME IKE daemon racoon is used to authenticate peers during Phase 1 when using either preshared keys, GSS-API, or RSA signatures. When using RSA signatures racoon validates the X.509 certificate but not the RSA signature.
Impact :

By sending a valid and trusted X.509 certificate and any private key an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform man-in-the-middle attacks and initiate unauthorized connections.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version.


All IPsec-Tools users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=net-firewall/ipsec-tools-0.3.3' # emerge '>=net-firewall/ipsec-tools-0.3.3'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14528

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200406-17.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 8/30/2004

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 5.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:ipsec-tools, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 6/22/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/2/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0155, CVE-2004-0607

GLSA: 200406-17