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Category:   Application (Security)  >   IPsec-Tools Vendors:   ipsec-tools.sourceforge.net
IPsec-Tools Racoon Phase 1 Handle Cleanup Flaw May Let Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020692
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020692
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3652   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 13 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in IPsec-Tools. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

The software does not remove orphaned Phase 1 handles for remotely initiated negotiations. A remote user may be able to cause excessive resource consumption on the target system.

The vulnerability resides in 'src/racoon/handler.c'.

Krzysztof Piotr Oledzki reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause excessive resource consumption on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_name=48a0c7a0.qPeWZAE0PY8bDDq%2B%25olel%40ans.pl&forum_name=ipsec-tools-devel

Vendor URL:  ipsec-tools.sourceforge.net/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Randomization error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Aug 27 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) IPsec-Tools Racoon Phase 1 Handle Cleanup Flaw May Let Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.
Sep 15 2008 (NetBSD Issues Fix) IPsec-Tools Racoon Phase 1 Handle Cleanup Flaw May Let Remote Users Deny Service
NetBSD has released a fix for NetBSD 4.0.



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