[Openswan dev] Re: openswan potential DoS in sarge

Martin Schulze joey at infodrom.org
Wed Apr 26 12:16:47 CEST 2006

Paul Wouters wrote:
> > seem to suggest this. So it seems to be secure in the sense that only
> > authorized users can crash it. However, this is typically also seen as a DoS
> > (comparable to local privilege escalation bugs).
> Yes. This one, and the ones frim the IPsec Proto testsuite (that caused us to
> release openswan 2.4.3 and 2.4.4) can only crash pluto in phase2, so some form
> of authentiction has already taken place.
> > > Do I understand it correctly, that the crash can't be reproduced with road-
> > > warriors from stable?
> > Correct. pluto from testing/unstable triggers it reproducably, but, pluto from
> > stable does not.
> What version is of openswan is in debian stable?

Debian stable was released last summer, so the version of openswan in this
distribution is 2.2.0 still.



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