SUSE SLES11 Security Update : ipsec-tools (SUSE-SU-2015:1367-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 85376


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


ipsec-tools was updated to fix one security issue and a bug.

This security issue was fixed :

- CVE-2015-4047: racoon/gssapi.c in ipsec-tools allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and IKE daemon crash) via a series of crafted UDP requests (bsc#931989).

Due to a packaging error, the racoonf.conf config file was symlinked to /usr/share/doc/packages/ipsec-tools/examples/racoon/samples/racoon.con f on some processor platforms, edits might have happened only in this example file.

Before upgrading, please check if /etc/racoon/racoon.conf is a symlink to this example file and backup the content. (bsc#939810)

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMWare 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-ipsec-tools-12024=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch slessp4-ipsec-tools-12024=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-ipsec-tools-12024=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-ipsec-tools-12024=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85376

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1367-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/13

Modified: 2016/05/11

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:novell:suse_linux:ipsec-tools, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/08/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-4047

BID: 74739

OSVDB: 122337