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[DSA580] DSA-580-1 iptables Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Faheem Mitha noticed that the iptables command, an administration tool
for IPv4 packet filtering and NAT, did not always load the required
modules on its own as it was supposed to. This could lead to firewall
rules not being loaded on system startup. This caused a failure in
connection with rules provided by lokkit at least.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your iptables package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-580
Threat Level: High
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