Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.04 / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : ipsec-tools vulnerabilities (USN-641-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 34116


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


It was discovered that there were multiple ways to leak memory during the IKE negotiation when handling certain packets. If a remote attacker sent repeated malicious requests, the 'racoon' key exchange server could allocate large amounts of memory, possibly leading to a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu 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 racoon packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34116

File Name: ubuntu_USN-641-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/09/09

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:ipsec-tools, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:racoon, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3651, CVE-2008-3652

BID: 30657

USN: 641-1

CWE: 200, 399