IPsec-Tools: authentication bug in racoon
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200406-17 / IPsec-Tools
||June 22, 2004
||May 22, 2006: 02
All supported architectures
racoon provided as part of IPsec-Tools fails do proper authentication.
IPsec-Tools is a port of KAME's implementation of the IPsec utilities.
It contains a collection of network monitoring tools, including racoon,
ping, and ping6.
The KAME IKE daemon racoon is used to authenticate peers during Phase 1
when using either preshared keys, GSS-API, or RSA signatures. When
using RSA signatures racoon validates the X.509 certificate but not the
By sending a valid and trusted X.509 certificate and any private key an
attacker could exploit this vulnerability to perform man-in-the-middle
attacks and initiate unauthorized connections.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version.
All IPsec-Tools users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-firewall/ipsec-tools-0.3.3"
# emerge ">=net-firewall/ipsec-tools-0.3.3"