Scientific Linux Security Update : ipsec-tools on SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60585
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA 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 must restart the racoon daemon for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected ipsec-tools package.