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Security update for FreeS/WAN

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(Last modified: 28JUN2004)


solutions Security update for FreeS/WAN SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (7ba1bc23117d2aedb5a937d9c15e279d)

Applies to

Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: freeswan
Release: 20040628
Obsoletes: none

Indications

All systems running FreeS/WAN should be updated.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

A bug in the certificate chain authentication code could allow an attacker to
authenticate any host against a FreeS/WAN server by presenting specially
crafted certificates wrapped in a PKCS#7 file.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh freeswan.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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