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SUSE-SA:2005:070: ipsec-tools,freeswan,openswan Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the ipsec-tools,freeswan,openswan package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:070 (ipsec-tools,freeswan,openswan).

Openswan, Freeswan and raccoon (ipsec-tools) have been updated to fix
crashes in aggressive mode. A possible hacker might send specially crafted
packets that can crash racoon or Pluto.

The ipsec-tools / racoon crashes are tracked by the Mitre CVE ID

The openswan / freeswan crashes are tracked by the Mitre CVE ID

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 and SUSE Linux 9.0 contain freeswan
1.x and seem no to be affected by this problem.

Solution :
Threat Level: Medium

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