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RHSA-2003:072: Updated Gnome-lokkit packages fix vulnerability

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RHSA-2003:072: Updated Gnome-lokkit packages fix vulnerability

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
03/31/2003
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated Gnome-lokkit packages fix missing FORWARD ruleset in Red Hat Linux 8.0

Gnome-lokkit is a utility that provides firewalling for the average Linux end user based on responses to a small number of simple questions. Red Hat made modifications to Gnome-lokkit to support firewalls based on iptables instead of ipchains. In Red Hat Linux 8.0, the iptables ruleset created by Gnome-lokkit did not place any rules on the FORWARD chain. This is a security vulnerability if an administrator enables packet forwarding and uses an unmodified ruleset created by the Gnome-lokkit tool. Users are advised to upgrade to these erratum packages which contain a patch to Gnome-lokkit to also apply the INPUT chain ruleset to the FORWARD chain. Red Hat would like to thank Deneb Meketa for bringing this issue to our attention.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-gnome-lokkit
  • redhat-upgrade-lokkit

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