RHEL 5 : ipsec-tools (RHSA-2009:1036)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38819


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated ipsec-tools package that fixes multiple security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The ipsec-tools package is used in conjunction with the IPsec functionality in the Linux kernel and includes racoon, an IKEv1 keying daemon.

A denial of service flaw was found in the ipsec-tools racoon daemon.
An unauthenticated, remote attacker could trigger a NULL pointer dereference that could cause the racoon daemon to crash.

Multiple memory leak flaws were found in the ipsec-tools racoon daemon. If a remote attacker is able to make multiple connection attempts to the racoon daemon, it was possible to cause the racoon daemon to consume all available memory. (CVE-2009-1632)

Users of ipsec-tools should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches to correct these issues. Users must restart the racoon daemon for this update to take effect.


Update the affected ipsec-tools package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38819

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-1036.nasl

Version: 1.27

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/05/19

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ipsec-tools, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.3

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/05/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/05/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1574, CVE-2009-1632

BID: 34765

RHSA: 2009:1036

CWE: 399