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[DSA 201-1] New Free/SWan packages fix denial of service

by Nikola Strahija on December 2nd, 2002 Bindview discovered a problem in several IPSEC implementations that do not properly handle certain very short packets. IPSEC is a set of security extensions to IP which provide authentication and encryption. Free/SWan in Debain is affected by this and is said to cause a kernel panic.


This problem has been fixed in version 1.96-1.4 for the current stable
distribution (woody) and in version 1.99-1 for the unstable
distribution (sid). The old stable distribution (potato) does not
contain Free/SWan packages.

We recommend that you upgrade your freeswan package.

wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freeswan/freeswan_1.96-1.4.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 637 1917ba063e4058123034247ddb105bfa
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freeswan/freeswan_1.96-1.4.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 322480 ad70a2ecd67bbc1ae7b6eb6fcdb84da8
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freeswan/freeswan_1.96.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 2251757 9ea1a778713e48d39f3c77de5f54752b

Architecture independent components:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freeswan/kernel-patch-freeswan_1.96-1.4_all.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 889918 30c73e274e84b62125136ec96160d23a

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freeswan/freeswan_1.96-1.4_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1761260 2463d0474314aa775126544baea6ec95

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freeswan/freeswan_1.96-1.4_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1700504 f15929f25fb8bb953748edbe188511ba

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freeswan/freeswan_1.96-1.4_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1678486 878523a3a03254bfa1e6a39052b50e1b

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freeswan/freeswan_1.96-1.4_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1861640 8a1a611c76cd023311bae7126dfa5b8a

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freeswan/freeswan_1.96-1.4_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1723252 22df2896c7f4f96a693da436addc6d95

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freeswan/freeswan_1.96-1.4_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1660918 a55f47febd01eefd216e0da3b200de76

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freeswan/freeswan_1.96-1.4_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1718046 e8fc45985fc4c25a2a9b9ab7d6e21e08

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freeswan/freeswan_1.96-1.4_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1721266 c1bd4591da7f720d3fe7b4e134ac9f22

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freeswan/freeswan_1.96-1.4_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1688682 0e1b5ce54d414da362c7eeda097acfa9

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freeswan/freeswan_1.96-1.4_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1689648 fa2ac3caafbb37cbcde0138ba9b8f6c6

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/f/freeswan/freeswan_1.96-1.4_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 1706714 53ef4472274ffaac7e24455d9ec6c1a1


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next revision.


Survey on the use of Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato:
http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce-0211/msg00001.html

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/;

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