Bug 456660 - (CVE-2008-3651) CVE-2008-3651 ipsec-tools: racoon memory leak caused by invalid proposals
CVE-2008-3651 ipsec-tools: racoon memory leak caused by invalid proposals
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 458629 458853 458854 458855 458856 458857 465472 465473
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Reported: 2008-07-25 08:36 EDT by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2016-03-04 07:36 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-11-07 03:11:17 EST
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Patch from upstream CVS (2.42 KB, patch)
2008-08-12 13:16 EDT, Josh Bressers
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Description Tomas Hoger 2008-07-25 08:36:29 EDT
ipsec-tools upstream released 0.7.1 including a fix for a memory leak in racoon
daemon triggered by the invalid proposals, possibly resulting in a denial of
service once daemon runs out of memory.


Upstream patch:
Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2008-07-31 04:47:49 EDT
The leaks patched in the mentioned patch can happen only when phase 1 is
completed. That means the attacker would have to be authenticated to be able to
make the leaks happen.
Comment 3 Josh Bressers 2008-08-11 13:05:43 EDT
Any guess on what "some configurations" could mean from the upstream announcement?
Comment 4 Tomas Mraz 2008-08-12 05:12:07 EDT
I am not sure about that - it seems to me that in almost any configuration the responder of the IKE negotiation is vulnerable. But as I said in the comment #2 this problem is in the Phase 2 exchange so that means the attacker has to be already authenticated.
Comment 6 Josh Bressers 2008-08-12 13:16:14 EDT
Created attachment 314117 [details]
Patch from upstream CVS
Comment 8 Tomas Hoger 2008-08-13 03:16:30 EDT
CVE id CVE-2008-3651 was assigned to this issue:

Memory leak in racoon/proposal.c in the racoon daemon in ipsec-tools
before 0.7.1 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of
service (memory consumption) via invalid proposals.
Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2008-10-18 08:07:14 EDT
ipsec-tools-0.7.1-5.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8.
Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2008-10-18 08:08:23 EDT
ipsec-tools-0.7.1-5.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2008-11-06 21:53:03 EST
ipsec-tools-0.7.1-5.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 13 Fedora Update System 2008-11-06 21:58:07 EST
ipsec-tools-0.7.1-5.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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