[Openswan Users] Openswan Error

Paul Wouters paul at xelerance.com
Sat Nov 18 21:11:56 EST 2006

On Sun, 19 Nov 2006, Stefan Denker wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 17, 2006 at 04:46:45PM +0800, Daniel Sung wrote:
> > I have my openswan 2.2.8 on Debian 3.1, few days ago the 'syslog' keep
> > generate the error message like below and the openswan is up and down
> > all the time, is it my configration problem or a bug in this version? We
> > have few firewall like this and all generate the same error.  Kindly
> > please advice if any idea.
> I would guess this is a bug in 2.2.0. I ran into several crashes while
> using it. I would suggest you update one machine to 2.4.X (there is a
> Debian package on http://www.backports.org ) and see if the machine
> still crashes. You may need to do this on two machines, 2.2.0 crashed on
> my machine when connecting to 2.4.4

Yes, upgrade to openswan 2.4.x, preferably 2.4.7.

Someone should convince the debian security people to either
a) backport the crasher fixes in 2.4.x
b) put openswan 2.4.x in stable instead of the vulnerable 2.2.x.

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