Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 108574
CAN-2003-0857 Netlink local DoS: iptables
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:06:53 EST
Herbert Xu discovered that a number of netlink applications do not
check the source address of incoming packets, assuming they are coming
from the kernel. As any local user can send unicast netlink messages
to any process on the system, this can lead to a local denial of
service attack, or other local attacks.
iptables in RHEL3 and RHEL2.1 is affected
ipq_read - used for userspace to deal with packets from netfilter
ipulog_read - used for userspace logging of packets
We don't ship iptables-devel and nothing shipped with iptables uses
the vulnerable routines. Therefore no errata required.