ipsec-tools and iputils contain a remote DoS vulnerability
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200404-17 / ipsec-utils
||April 24, 2004
||April 24, 2004: 01
||ppc amd64 ppc64 s390
racoon, which is included in the ipsec-tools and iputils packages in
Portage, does not check the length of ISAKMP headers. Attackers may be able
to craft an ISAKMP header of sufficient length to consume all available
system resoources, causing a Denial of Service.
"IPsec-Tools is a port of KAME's IPsec utilities to the Linux-2.6 IPsec
iputils is a collection of network monitoring tools, including racoon, ping
When racoon receives an ISAKMP header, it allocates memory based on the
length of the header field. Thus, an attacker may be able to cause a Denial
of Services by creating a header that is large enough to consume all
available system resources.
This vulnerability may allow an attacker to remotely cause a Denial of
A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are advised
to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.
ipsec-tools users should upgrade to version 0.2.5 or later:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-firewall/ipsec-tools-0.3.1"
# emerge ">=net-firewall/ipsec-tools-0.3.1"
iputils users should upgrade to version 021109-r3 or later:
Code Listing 3.2: Resolution
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-misc/iputils-021109-r3"
# emerge ">=net-misc/iputils-021109-r3"