A vulnerability in Shorewall allows clients authenticated by MAC address filtering to bypass all other security rules.
|Package||net-firewall/shorewall on all architectures|
|Affected versions||<= 2.4.1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.4.2|
Shorewall is a high level tool for configuring Netfilter, the firewall facility included in the Linux Kernel.
Shorewall fails to enforce security policies if configured with "MACLIST_DISPOSITION" set to "ACCEPT" or "MACLIST_TTL" set to a value greater or equal to 0.
A client authenticated by MAC address filtering could bypass all security policies, possibly allowing him to gain access to restricted services. The default installation has MACLIST_DISPOSITION=REJECT and MACLIST_TTL=(blank) (equivalent to 0). This can be checked by looking at the settings in /etc/shorewall/shorewall.conf
Set "MACLIST_TTL" to "0" and "MACLIST_DISPOSITION" to "REJECT" in the Shorewall configuration file (usually /etc/shorewall/shorewall.conf).
All Shorewall users should upgrade to the latest available version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose net-firewall/shorewall
July 22, 2005
September 14, 2005: 02