Mandrake Linux Advisory: ipsec-toolsApr 09, 2004, 12:59 (0 Talkback[s])
Mandrakelinux Security Update Advisory
Package name: ipsec-tools
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.
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