Debian DSA-849-1 : shorewall - programming error

High Nessus Plugin ID 19957


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


'Supernaut' noticed that shorewall, the Shoreline Firewall, could generate an iptables configuration which is significantly more permissive than the rule set given in the shorewall configuration, if MAC verification are used in a non-default manner.

When MACLIST_DISPOSITION is set to ACCEPT in the shorewall.conf file, all packets from hosts which fail the MAC verification pass through the firewall, without further checks. When MACLIST_TTL is set to a non-zero value, packets from hosts which pass the MAC verification pass through the firewall, again without further checks.


Upgrade the shorewall package.

The old stable distribution (woody) is not affected by this problem.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.3-2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19957

File Name: debian_DSA-849.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/10/11

Updated: 2018/08/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:shorewall, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/07/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2317

DSA: 849