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Mandrake Linux Advisory: ipsec-tools

Apr 09, 2004, 12:59 (0 Talkback[s])

Mandrakelinux Security Update Advisory

Package name: ipsec-tools
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2004:027
Date: April 8th, 2004
Affected versions: 10.0

Problem Description:

A very serious security flaw was discovered by Ralf Spenneberg in racoon, the IKE daemon of the KAME-tools. Racoon does not very the RSA signature during phase one of a connection using either main or aggressive mode. Only the certificate of the client is verified, the certificate is not used to verify the client's signature.

All versions of ipsec-tools prior to 0.2.5 and 0.3rc5 are vulnerable to this issue. The provided package updates ipsec-tools to 0.2.5.



Updated Packages:

Mandrakelinux 10.0:
5ccd56bb9dab0708be04d99e68ee636a 10.0/RPMS/ipsec-tools-0.2.5-0.1.100mdk.i586.rpm
60af7d28c135a27a4a7a6a7a340154db 10.0/RPMS/libipsec-tools0-0.2.5-0.1.100mdk.i586.rpm
a19e2af746e74f53b9a2d8e8e949a58a 10.0/SRPMS/ipsec-tools-0.2.5-0.1.100mdk.src.rpm

To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

A list of FTP mirrors can be obtained from:


All packages are signed by Mandrakesoft for security. You can obtain the GPG public key of the Mandrakelinux Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver www.mandrakesecure.net 0x22458A98

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to update.

You can view other update advisories for Mandrakelinux at:


Mandrakesoft has several security-related mailing list services that anyone can subscribe to. Information on these lists can be obtained by visiting:


If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact


Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
<security linux-mandrake.com>