Debian Security Advisory
DSA-849-1 shorewall -- programming error
- Date Reported:
- 08 Oct 2005
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 318946.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2005-2317.
- More information:
"Supernaut" noticed that shorewall, the Shoreline Firewall, could generate an iptables configuration which is significantly more permissive than the rule set given in the shorewall configuration, if MAC verification are used in a non-default manner.
When MACLIST_DISPOSITION is set to ACCEPT in the shorewall.conf file, all packets from hosts which fail the MAC verification pass through the firewall, without further checks. When MACLIST_TTL is set to a non-zero value, packets from hosts which pass the MAC verification pass through the firewall, again without further checks.
The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem.
For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.3-2.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2.4.1-2.
We recommend that you upgrade your shorewall package.
- Fixed in:
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (sarge)
- Architecture-independent component:
MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.