Bug 173231 - system-config-security level deletes /etc/sysconfig/iptables
system-config-security level deletes /etc/sysconfig/iptables
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 138143
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-securitylevel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Chris Lumens
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Reported: 2005-11-15 09:09 EST by Anthony Messina
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Description Anthony Messina 2005-11-15 09:09:56 EST
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Description of problem:
see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=172390#c0

originally, i thought system-config-securitylevel combined selinux and iptables commits in one sweep.  i was informed that it should not do this.  however, if you set custom iptables rules (which are saved to /etc/sysconfig/iptables) they are deleted if you make any changes in either the selinux part or the iptables part of the system-config-securitylevel gui

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. create an iptables rule, such as "iptables -A INPUT -i eth0 -p tcp -j ACCEPT"
2. do "cat /etc/sysconfig/iptables" and view your new rule
3. open system-config-securitylevel
4. do not change anything in the firewall tab, but change on of the selinux booleans
5. click ok

Actual Results:  /etc/sysconfig/iptables is deleted, meaning that if you try to restart iptables or when you reboot, your iptables rules will not be there.

Expected Results:  changing selinux parameters in the system-config-securitylevel gui should not delete /etc/sysconfig/iptables unless you are changing firewall parameters (even then, i think it should account for rules you have already created).

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see original bug i filed #172390:
see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=172390#c0

i marked this as "security" because you may not have any idea that you've just removed your firewall, which most of us would consider a problem.
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2005-11-29 15:01:03 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 138143 ***

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