Bug 57590 - iptables update configures service off at all runlevels, affecting next boot
iptables update configures service off at all runlevels, affecting next boot
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: iptables (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2001-12-16 22:26 EST by Christopher Johnson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-17 09:21:04 EDT
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Description Christopher Johnson 2001-12-16 22:27:00 EST
Description of Problem:
Updating iptables with the iptables-1.2.4-0.71.2.i386.rpm configures
iptables service off at all runlevels.

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How Reproducible:

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] 

Actual Results:
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.

Expected Results:
Updating iptables should leave the iptables service configured on at all
runlevels which it was previously on.

Additional Information:
I have not tested the iptables updates for other RH versions 6.x or 7.2 but
someone should.

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