Fedora 11 Update: openswan-2.6.21-5.fc11
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Fedora Fixes Openswan PSK issue with NSS. Fixes CVE-2009-2185
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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2009-7478
2009-07-11 02:41:12
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Name        : openswan
Product     : Fedora 11
Version     : 2.6.21
Release     : 5.fc11
URL         : http://www.openswan.org/
Summary     : Openswan IPSEC implementation
Description :
Openswan is a free implementation of IPsec & IKE for Linux.  IPsec is
the 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. It optionally also builds the Openswan KLIPS IPsec stack that
is an alternative for the NETKEY/XFRM IPsec stack that exists in the
default Linux kernel.

Openswan 2.6.x also supports IKEv2 (RFC4309)

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Update Information:

Fixes Openswan PSK issue with NSS.   Fixes CVE-2009-2185
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ChangeLog:

* Mon Jul  6 2009 Avesh Agarwal  - 2.6.21-5
- Added support for using PSK with NSS
- Fixed several warnings and undid unnecessary comments
- Updated README.nss with an example configuration
- Fixed Openswan ASN.1 parser vulnerability (CVE-2009-2185)
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #507362 - CVE-2009-2185 Openswan ASN.1 parser vulnerability
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=507362
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update openswan' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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http://fedoraproject.org/keys
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