USN-3482-1: ipsec-tools vulnerability

16 November 2017

ipsec-tools could be made to crash if it received specially crafted network traffic.



  • ipsec-tools - IPsec tools for Linux


It was discovered that racoon, the ipsec-tools IKE daemon, incorrectly
handled certain ISAKMP fragments. A remote attacker could use this issue to
cause racoon to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.