Mandrake security alert: Updated ipsec-tools packages fix vulnerability in racoon
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.
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Mandrakelinux Security Update Advisory
Package name: ipsec-tools
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2004:027
Date: April 8th, 2004
Affected versions: 10.0
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.
To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.
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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 http://www.mandrakesecure.net 0x22458A98
Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
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