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Security vulnerability in Netfilter
HPSBTL0205-039
Published: 2002-05-11 16:22:36
Updated: 2002-05-11 16:22:36

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    HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY SECURITY ADVISORY: #039
    Originally issued: 10 May '02
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The information in the following Security Advisory should be acted
upon as soon as possible.  Hewlett-Packard Company will not be
liable for any consequences to any customer resulting from the
customer's failure to fully implement instructions in this Security
Advisory as soon as possible.

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PROBLEM:  Security vulnerability in Netfilter.

PLATFORM: Any system running HP Secure OS software for Linux Release 1.0

DAMAGE:   Potential leak of information about network configuration

SOLUTION: Do not compile and enable Netfilter.

MANUAL ACTIONS: None

AVAILABILITY: Not applicable
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 A. Background

    Netfilter ("iptables") can leak information about how port
    forwarding is done in unfiltered ICMP packets.

 B. Fixing the problem

   Hewlett-Packard Company does not support Netfilter ("iptables")
   in version A.01.00 of the software.  Therefore, any workaround or
   fix is not applicable to HP Secure OS for Linux.

   For more details on this vulnerability and specifically how it
   affects Redhat Linux, see the following Redhat Security Advisory:

   2002-05-09 RHSA-2002:086  Netfilter information leak 

   http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2002-086.html

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