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    Subject[patch 02/23] NETFILTER: Missing check for CAP_NET_ADMIN in iptables compat layer
    -stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.

    From: Patrick McHardy <>

    The 32bit compatibility layer has no CAP_NET_ADMIN check in
    compat_do_ipt_get_ctl, which for example allows to list the current
    iptables rules even without having that capability (the non-compat
    version requires it). Other capabilities might be required to exploit
    the bug (eg. CAP_NET_RAW to get the nfnetlink socket?), so a plain user
    can't exploit it, but a setup actually using the posix capability system
    might very well hit such a constellation of granted capabilities.

    Signed-off-by: Björn Steinbrink <>
    Signed-off-by: Patrick McHardy <>
    Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
    Signed-off-by: Chris Wright <>

    commit 4410392a8258fd972fc08a336278b14c82b2774f
    tree 567261d003b2a8fb08c2d89d0d708dd06f357f49
    parent b4d854665eafe32b48e0eecadb91a73f6eea0055
    author Patrick McHardy <> Fri, 17 Nov 2006 06:22:07 +0100
    committer Patrick McHardy <> Fri, 17 Nov 2006 06:22:07 +0100

    net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_tables.c | 3 +++
    1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

    --- linux-
    +++ linux-
    @@ -1994,6 +1994,9 @@ compat_do_ipt_get_ctl(struct sock *sk, i
    int ret;

    + if (!capable(CAP_NET_ADMIN))
    + return -EPERM;
    switch (cmd) {
    case IPT_SO_GET_INFO:
    ret = get_info(user, len, 1);
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