Updated iptables packages that correct a security problem are now
The iptables utility controls the network packet filtering code in the
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386
Red Hat Linux 9 - i386
Fedora Core 1 - i386
3. Problem description:
Under certain conditions, iptables did not properly load the required
modules at system startup, which caused the firewall rules to fail to
load and protect the system from remote attackers. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CAN-2004-0986 to this issue.
Users of iptables are advised to upgrade to these errata packages, which
contain backported patches correcting these issues.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
apt-get update; apt-get upgrade
This will start an interactive process that will result in the
appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you
have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content.
Please visit http://www fedoralegacy.org/docs for directions on how to
configure yum and apt-get.