Bug 4511 - IPChains Security Hole
Summary: IPChains Security Hole
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Keywords: Security
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 1999-08-13 14:41 UTC by pjmattal
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
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Description pjmattal 1999-08-13 14:41:59 UTC
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!

For more information, visit:

http://www.securityfocus.com/vdb/bottom.html?vid=543


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