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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                        ESB-2005.0937 -- SYM05-025
          Symantec Dynamic VPN Services: ISAKMP Denial of Service
                             23 November 2005


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Symantec Enterprise Firewall 8.0
                   Symantec Gateway Security 5000 Series
                   Symantec Firewall / VPN Appliance 100, 200 and 200R
                   Symantec Gateway Security 300 and 400
Publisher:         Symantec
Operating System:  Windows
                   Network appliances
Impact:            Denial of Service
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated

Ref:               AL-2005.0039

Original Bulletin: 

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November 21, 2005
Symantec Dynamic VPN Services: ISAKMP Denial of Service

Revision History


Remote Access	Yes
Local Access	No
Authentication Required	No
Exploit publicly available	No


The NISCC (National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre) a
UK-sponsored inter-departmental agency has identified nearly five-thousand
potential ISAKMP vulnerabilities. Test for these vulnerabilities were
created by the NISCC and distributed to an unspecified number of vendors
including Symantec.

While proactively testing our products against these vulnerabilities,
Symantec uncovered a buffer overflow in two out of the five-thousand
tests that can lead to a denial of service of the dynamic VPN services.

Affected Product(s)

Product                          Model/Platform Version Solution
Symantec Enterprise Firewall     Windows        8.0     SEF8.0-20051114-00
                                 Solaris        8.0     SEF8.0-20051114-00

Symantec Gateway Security        5000 Series    3.0     SGS3.0-2005114-02
                                 5400           2.0.1   SGS2.0.1-20051114-00
                                 5310           1.0     SG7004-20051114-00
                                 5200/5300      1.0     SG7004-20051114-00
                                 5100                   SG7004-20051114-00

Symantec Firewall /VPN Appliance 200/200R       All     Build 1.8F
                                 100            All     Build 1.8F

Symantec Gateway Security        400            2.0     Build 1103
                                 300            2.0     Build 1103

Not Affected Product(s)

Product                          Model          Version
Symantec Clientless VPN Gateway  4400           5.0

Association and Key Management Protocol), a standard protocol that
provides the framework for establishing, negotiating, modifying, and
deleting security associations. The ISAKMP service listens on UDP port
500 on all the affected security gateways. Under certain conditions a
malformed ISAKMP packet can potentially cause the ISAKMP service to crash
therefore affecting the ability and stability of dynamic VPN tunnels.

Symantec Response
Symantec engineers created patches to correct this issue. The patches
listed above are available via the Symantec Enterprise Support site:


Symantec is not aware of any active attempts against or customers impacted
by this issue. M

As a part of normal best practices, users should keep vendor-supplied
patches for all application software and operating systems up-to-date.
Symantec strongly recommends any affected customers update their product
immediately to protect against these types of threats.

Symantec takes the security and proper functionality of its products
very seriously. As founding members of the Organization for Internet
Safety (OISafety), Symantec follows the principles of responsible
disclosure. Symantec also subscribes to the vulnerability guidelines
outlined by the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC). Please
contact secure@symantec.com if you feel you have discovered a potential
or actual security issue with a Symantec product. A Symantec Product
Security team member will contact you regarding your submission.

Symantec has developed a Product Vulnerability Handling Process document
outlining the process we follow in addressing suspected vulnerabilities
in our products. We support responsible disclosure of all vulnerability
information in a timely manner to protect Symantec customers and the
security of the Internet as a result of vulnerability. This document is
available from the location provided below.

Symantec strongly recommends using encrypted email for reporting
vulnerability information to secure@symantec.com. The Symantec Product
Security PGP key can be obtained from the location provided below.
Symantec-Product-Vulnerability-Response Symantec Vulnerability Response
Policy  Symantec Product Vulnerability Management PGP Key Symantec Product
Vulnerability Management PGP Key

Copyright (c) 2005 by Symantec Corp.
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