Updated openswan packages that fix multiple bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Openswan is a free implementation of IPsec and IKE (Internet Key Exchange) for Linux. This package contains the daemons and user space tools for setting up Openswan. It supports the NETKEY/XFRM IPsec kernel stack that exists in the default Linux kernel. Openswan 2.6.x also supports IKEv2 (RFC4306).
The openswan packages have been upgraded to incorporate a number of backported patches which provide a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.
All users of openswan are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.