GLSA-200503-33 : IPsec-Tools: racoon Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 17642


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-33 (IPsec-Tools: racoon Denial of Service)

Sebastian Krahmer has reported a potential remote Denial of Service vulnerability in the ISAKMP header parsing code of racoon.
Impact :

An attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service of racoon using a specially crafted ISAKMP packet.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All IPsec-Tools users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-firewall/ipsec-tools-0.4-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 17642

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200503-33.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/03/29

Modified: 2015/04/13

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: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: 2005/03/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/03/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0398

OSVDB: 14776

GLSA: 200503-33