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Old 08-19-2019, 10:57 PM   #1
Durga@84
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Racoon ipsec installation on centos 7


Hi,

I have been asked to install racoon ipsec package on centos 7, I tried the following commands, but it was throwing "package not found" error.

yum install ipsec-tools

Please help me to install racoon ipsec package on centos 7

Thanks,
Durga K
 
Old 08-19-2019, 11:47 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Durga@84 View Post
Please help me to install racoon ipsec package on centos 7
From the site "sourceforge.net"
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The development of ipsec-tools has been ABANDONED.

ipsec-tools has security issues, and you should not use it. Please switch to a secure alternative!
and that was already in 2014

And from another site
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BE AWARE that using racoon (IKE ISAKMP) on a shared medium (internet) may not be secure (www.spiegel.de/media/media-35529.pdf)
so I do not believe there will be any packages around anymore for CentOS 7

Last edited by ehartman; 08-19-2019 at 11:48 PM.
 
Old 08-20-2019, 12:25 AM   #3
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Hi ehartman,

Thanks for your reply.

But same racoon package present in Ubuntu repository. Racoon ipsec package successfully installed in Ubuntu.

Is this security problem only present in centos?

Thanks,
Durga K
 
Old 08-20-2019, 01:32 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Durga@84 View Post
same racoon package present in Ubuntu repository. Racoon ipsec package successfully installed in Ubuntu.

Is this security problem only present in centos?
The ubuntu package IS derived from the same 2014 source.
Code:
Provided by: racoon_0.8.2+20140711-10build1_amd64

NAME

     racoon — IKE (ISAKMP/Oakley) key management daemon
so either they fixed the vulnerability themselves OR they never bothered, are just supplying the same 2014 code - which HAS been abandoned by the original developer.
I don't know, do not run either of those distributions myself, all info I have given is found through searching the web.

But I, myself, would never run security software that is THAT old and not supported anymore (but luckily in Slackware I do not need too).

PS: even in Debian the racoon and ipsec tools packages are from 2015, so haven't been updated in a long time.

Last edited by ehartman; 08-20-2019 at 01:34 AM. Reason: addition about Debian
 
  


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