Oracle Linux 3 / 4 / 5 : ipsec-tools (ELSA-2008-0849)

High Nessus Plugin ID 67741


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From 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.


Update the affected ipsec-tools package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 67741

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2008-0849.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ipsec-tools, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:3, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/08/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3651, CVE-2008-3652

BID: 30657

OSVDB: 47374, 47460

RHSA: 2008:0849

CWE: 200, 399