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Security update for FreeS/WAN


(Last modified: 01JUL2004)

solutions Security update for FreeS/WAN SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (a7f121ad64c7f3ad1a291fe85edcde48)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Office Server

Package: freeswan
Release: 20040701
Obsoletes: none


All systems running FreeS/WAN should be updated.



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.


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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