Scientific Linux Security Update : ipsec-tools on SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60585


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


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 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: 60585

File Name: sl_20090518_ipsec_tools_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/05/18

Reference Information

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

CWE: 399