Share your story
The central voice for Linux and Open Source security news
Home News Topics Advisories HOWTOs Features Newsletters About Register

Sign up!
EnGarde Community
What is the most important Linux security technology?
Linux Events
Linux User Groups
Link to Us
Security Center
Book Reviews
Security Dictionary
Security Tips
White Papers
Featured Blogs
All About Linux
DanWalsh LiveJournal
Latest Newsletters
Linux Security Week: March 30th, 2015
Linux Advisory Watch: March 27th, 2015
LinuxSecurity Newsletters
Choose Lists:
About our Newsletters
RSS Feeds
Get the LinuxSecurity news you want faster with RSS
Powered By

Fedora Core 3 Update: openswan-2.1.5-2.FC3.1 Print E-mail
User Rating:      How can I rate this item?
Posted by Joseph Shakespeare   
Fedora This erratum fixes the remote exploitation of a stack based buffer overflow vulnerability in Xelerance Corp.'s Openswan, which could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code.
Fedora Update Notification

Product     : Fedora Core 3
Name        : openswan
Version     : 2.1.5
Release     : 2.FC3.1
Summary     : Openswan IPsec userland tools
Description :
Openswan is a free implementation of IPSEC & IKE for Linux.

IPsec is Internet Protocol Security and uses strong cryptography to
provide both authentication and encryption services.  These services
allow you to build secure tunnels through untrusted networks.
Everything passing through the untrusted net is encrypted by the ipsec
gateway machine and decrypted by the gateway at the other end of the
tunnel.  The resulting tunnel is a virtual private network or VPN.

This package contains the daemons and userland tools for setting up
Openswan on a kernel with the 2.6 native IPsec code.

Update Information:
This erratum fixes the remote exploitation of a stack based buffer
overflow vulnerability in Xelerance Corp.'s Openswan, which could
allow attackers to execute arbitrary code.

The vulnerability specifically exists due to a lack of bounds checking
in the pluto application when Openswan is compiled with XAUTH and PAM

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned
the name CAN-2005-0162 to this problem.

* Tue Dec 27 2005 Harald Hoyer  - 2.1.5-2.FC3.1

- fixed possible xauth/PAM buffer overflow. (bug 146287)

This update can be downloaded from:

08083949eee57eb9b8417729fc160e57  SRPMS/openswan-2.1.5-2.FC3.1.src.rpm
6df7139465807a325eacbe065a35ef67  x86_64/openswan-2.1.5-2.FC3.1.x86_64.rpm
eab7fef76f737dd0ef5c4527656958c0  x86_64/debug/openswan-debuginfo-2.1.5-2.FC3.1.x86_64.rpm
9ee8446d2ba7f7dbca2c5213b30e9393  i386/openswan-2.1.5-2.FC3.1.i386.rpm
ef5fec6a769017a1e726c95129286b9c  i386/debug/openswan-debuginfo-2.1.5-2.FC3.1.i386.rpm

This update can also be installed with the Update Agent; you can
launch the Update Agent with the 'up2date' command.

fedora-announce-list mailing list
< Prev   Next >


Latest Features
Peter Smith Releases Linux Network Security Online
Securing a Linux Web Server
Password guessing with Medusa 2.0
Password guessing as an attack vector
Squid and Digest Authentication
Squid and Basic Authentication
Demystifying the Chinese Hacking Industry: Earning 6 Million a Night
Free Online security course (LearnSIA) - A Call for Help
What You Need to Know About Linux Rootkits
Review: A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux - Fifth Edition
Yesterday's Edition
Feds Charged With Stealing Money During Silk Road Investigation
EFF questions US government's software flaw disclosure policy
Hotel Router Vulnerability A Reminder Of Untrusted WiFi Risks
Partner Sponsor

Community | HOWTOs | Blogs | Features | Book Reviews | Networking
 Security Projects |  Latest News |  Newsletters |  SELinux |  Privacy |  Home
 Hardening |   About Us |   Advertise |   Legal Notice |   RSS |   Guardian Digital
(c)Copyright 2015 Guardian Digital, Inc. All rights reserved.