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Security update for SuSEfirewall2


(Last modified: 29JAN2003)

solutions Security update for SuSEfirewall2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (369a36182e489cc98ea7d93d2b7740b0)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
UnitedLinux 1.0

Package: SuSEfirewall2
Release: 20030129
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using SuSEfirewall2 and observing error messages for not yet configured network interfaces should install this update.




The parser for the ifconfig (network interface configuration tool) output in SuSEfirewall2 has been made more robust. It failed before when interfaces had no IP address assigned or had other irregularities. Additionally, reversed logic evaluation has been fixed.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh SuSEfirewall2.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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