IPsec-Tools: racoon Denial of Service
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200812-03 / ipsec-tools
||December 02, 2008
||December 02, 2008: 01
All supported architectures
IPsec-Tools' racoon is affected by a remote Denial of Service
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.
Two Denial of Service vulnerabilities have been reported in racoon:
The vendor reported a memory leak in racoon/proposal.c that can be
triggered via invalid proposals (CVE-2008-3651).
Krzysztof Piotr Oledzk reported that src/racoon/handler.c does not
remove an "orphaned ph1" (phase 1) handle when it has been initiated
An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause a Denial of
There is no known workaround at this time.
All IPsec-Tools users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-firewall/ipsec-tools-0.7.1"