Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : ipsec-tools (ELSA-2008-0849)
High Nessus Plugin ID 67741
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0849 :
An updated ipsec-tools package that fixes two security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 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.
Two denial of service flaws were found in the ipsec-tools racoon daemon. It was possible for a remote attacker to cause the racoon daemon to consume all available memory. (CVE-2008-3651, CVE-2008-3652)
Users of ipsec-tools should upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported patches that resolve these issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected ipsec-tools package.