There is a recent security hole in the ipchains IP
forwarding mechanism that can allow arbitrary packets
through the ipchains filters if a fragment overlap tactic is
used to rewrite the address in the header. A "fragrouter"
exploit has been written which makes it particularly easy
for hackers to exploit this hole.
The patch has been incorporated into the Linux 2.2.11 kernel
as blessed/released by Linus on August 9, 1999. This kernel
(or, marginally, a patched version of the 2.2.5 kernel)
should be packaged and released ASAP!
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