Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 807495
fail2ban 0.8.4 has iptables race conditions - latest upstream fixes bug
Last modified: 2013-02-13 19:54:22 EST
Description of problem:
The current version of fail2ban in EPEL (and Fedora) is subject to race conditions when running iptables commands to ban IPs. The latest version of fail2ban 0.8.6 fixes this issue.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fail2ban
2. Trigger bans
iptables actions generate ERROR
Clean iptables BAN
The latest version appears to be a clean update. The latest version installed from source works great for me, but always nice to have a simple package to install from!
I am seeing the latest stable release of fail2ban as 0.8.4 on http://sourceforge.net/projects/fail2ban/ .... where are you getting a 0.8.6 stable release from?
Fail2ban moved to http://www.fail2ban.org/ and now uses github for downloads: https://github.com/fail2ban/fail2ban/tags
I'm clearly batting 1000 today .... I read right over that part of the fail2ban wiki page. I'll get it packaged and into updates-testing by the end of the evening.
Thanks - let me know when it hits koji and I'll likely give it some testing tomorrow.
Unfortunately something came up ... I'll do my best to get to this in the morning though. Apologies for the delay.
Apologies for the bump, but have you made any progress on this? Thanks!
Ah, my apologies. I actually got an email about this out of band and I replied to that but forgot to include that information here.
I don't maintain the Fedora package but as EPEL is a subproject of Fedora I don't want to get the EPEL branch ahead of the Fedora mainline/proper.
I will re-assign this to the Fedora branch and once the change has happened "upstream" (in respect to EPEL anyways) I will happily merge in the EPEL branch.
That works for me. I have some Fedora boxes I can test the packages on as well.
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