Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : ipsec-tools (MDVSA-2009:112-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38767


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


racoon/isakmp_frag.c in ipsec-tools before 0.7.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted fragmented packets without a payload, which triggers a NULL pointer dereference (CVE-2009-1574).

Updated packages are available that brings ipsec-tools to version 0.7.2 for Mandriva Linux 2008.1/2009.0/2009.1 which provides numerous bugfixes over the previous 0.7.1 version, and also corrects this issue. ipsec-tools for Mandriva Linux Corporate Server 4 has been patched to address this issue.

Additionally the flex package required for building ipsec-tools has been fixed due to ipsec-tools build problems and is also available with this update.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38767

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-112.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/05/14

Modified: 2016/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:flex, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ipsec-tools, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ipsec-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64ipsec0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libipsec-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libipsec0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1574

BID: 34765

OSVDB: 54286

MDVSA: 2009:112-1