A vulnerability exists in the isakmpd that could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.
The OpenBSD isakmpd establishes security associations for encrypted and authenticated (IPsec) network traffic. It implements the Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol (ISAKMP) and Internet Key Exchange (IKE) protocol. The ISAKMP standard specifies a "Payload Length" field within the "Generic Payload Header". This field is populated by the sender and specifies the length in octets of the current payload, including the generic payload header. A flaw in the handling of packets with a specified length of zero could cause isakmpd to enter an infinite loop, preempting normal operations.
This issue is reportedly similar to VU#738518.
A remote attacker could cause the isakmpd service to become unresponsive. Subsequent IPsec-enabled communications may be disrupted as a result.
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This vulnerability was discovered by Rapid7 using their Striker test suite.
This document was written by Chad R Dougherty based on information published in Rapid7 Advisory R7-0018.
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|2004-08-27 13:28 UTC