FreeBSD : racoon remote denial of service vulnerability (ISAKMP header length field) (ccd698df-8e20-11d8-90d1-0020ed76ef5a)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 19124
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VPR Score: 3.6


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


When racoon 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 ridiculously large value in the length field, racoon may exceed operating system resource limits and be terminated, resulting in a denial of service.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19124

File Name: freebsd_pkg_ccd698df8e2011d890d10020ed76ef5a.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Published: 7/13/2005

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:racoon, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 4/14/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/31/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0403