Bug 1734058 - libreswan false positive on duplicate acquires leads to ignored IKE requests and packet loss
Summary: libreswan false positive on duplicate acquires leads to ignored IKE requests ...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Classification: Red Hat
Component: libreswan
Version: 8.2
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
: 8.0
Assignee: Paul Wouters
QA Contact: Ondrej Moriš
Depends On: 1820206
Blocks: 1755139 1825061 1734060 1822580
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Reported: 2019-07-29 14:32 UTC by Paul Wouters
Modified: 2020-11-09 14:21 UTC (History)
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: 1734060 1822580 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2020-11-04 03:18:00 UTC
Type: Bug
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Description Paul Wouters 2019-07-29 14:32:10 UTC
There are some (as of yet unknown) scenario's where pluto receives a kernel ACQUIRE for which it already detects it has a valid STATE object. Thus, it interprets these as a "duplicate acquire" and no action is taken. However, the state found does not belong to a valid IPsec SA, and so the tunnel is down and cannot be started because it is deemed up based on the "duplicate" check.

When this happens, packets are dropped for a lack of IPsec SA - or leaked in the clear, depending on whether this was a "private" or "private-or-clear" group state.

Comment 25 errata-xmlrpc 2020-11-04 03:18:00 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory (libreswan bug fix and enhancement update), and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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