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Category:   Application (Security)  >   IPSec Vendors:   Sun
Sun Solaris libike IPSec IKE Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016043
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-2298   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 5 2009
Original Entry Date:  May 9 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the 'in.iked' daemon on Sun Solaris. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

The 'libike' library does not properly process certain Internet Key Exchange (IKE) packets. A remote user can send specially crafted packets to the target system to cause the in.iked(1M) daemon to crash or to potentially send invalid data to a peer system, which may in turn cause the peer system's in.iked daemon to crash.

The original advisory from CERT-FI and NISCC is available at:

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target IKE daemon to crash.
Solution:   Sun has issued the following fixes.

SPARC Platform

* Solaris 9 with patch 113451-11 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 118371-07 or later

x86 Platform

* Solaris 9 with patch 114435-10 or later
* Solaris 10 with patch 118372-07 or later

The Sun advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (Solaris - SunOS)

Message History:   None.

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