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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN81-1 : iptables vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
iptables vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- iptables
- iptables-dev


Description :

Faheem Mitha noticed that the "iptables" command did not always load
the required modules on its own as it was supposed to. This could lead
to firewall rules not being loaded on system startup.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- iptables-1.2.9-10ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)
- iptables-dev-1.2.9-10ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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