Debian Security Advisory

DSA-3272-1 ipsec-tools -- security update

Date Reported:
23 May 2015
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 785778.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2015-4047.
More information:

Javantea discovered a NULL pointer dereference flaw in racoon, the Internet Key Exchange daemon of ipsec-tools. A remote attacker can use this flaw to cause the IKE daemon to crash via specially crafted UDP packets, resulting in a denial of service.

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 1:0.8.0-14+deb7u1.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1:0.8.2+20140711-2+deb8u1.

For the testing distribution (stretch) and the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your ipsec-tools packages.