Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : ipsec-tools vulnerability (USN-2623-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83949


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that racoon, the ipsec-tools IKE daemon, incorrectly handled certain UDP packets. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause racoon to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected racoon package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83949

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2623-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/06/02

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:racoon, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/06/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4047

BID: 74739

OSVDB: 122337

USN: 2623-1