[SECURITY] Fedora Core 3 Update: openswan-2.1.5-2.FC3.1

Harald Hoyer harald at redhat.com
Fri Jan 28 12:45:47 UTC 2005

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 <harald at redhat.com> - 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.

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