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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   iptables Vendors:
iptables May Fail to Automatically Load Some Modules
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1012025
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CAN-2004-0986   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 1 2004
Impact:   Host/resource access via network, Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.2.11
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in iptables. In certain configurations, some modules may not load automatically.

It is reported that in certain situations, the software may fail to load the required modules. As a result, some rules may not be properly enforced.

The flaw resides in 'iptables.c' and 'ip6tables.c'.

Faheem Mitha is credited with reporting this flaw.

Impact:   The software may fail to load some modules, potentially causing some rules to not be properly enforced.
Solution:   A fix is available via CVS.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 1 2004 (Debian Issues Fix) iptables May Fail to Automatically Load Some Modules
Debian has released a fix.
Nov 5 2004 (Mandrake Issues Fix) iptables May Fail to Automatically Load Some Modules
Mandrake has released a fix.

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