Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57590
iptables update configures service off at all runlevels, affecting next boot
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:45 EDT
Description of Problem:
Updating iptables with the iptables-1.2.4-0.71.2.i386.rpm configures
iptables service off at all runlevels.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.chkconfig --list iptables [shows on at runlevels 345]
2.rpm -Fvh iptables-1.2.4-0.71.2.i386.rpm
3.chkconfig --list iptables [shows off at all runlevels]
The iptables rules in effect remain in effect until the next boot, when
iptables quietly ceases to protect the system.
This causes a significant security exposure to be quietly introduced into
systems relying on iptables.
Updating iptables should leave the iptables service configured on at all
runlevels which it was previously on.
I have not tested the iptables updates for other RH versions 6.x or 7.2 but