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source[url="http://cryptome.org/2013/01/tails-exploit.htm"]http://cryptome.org/2013/01/tails-exploit.htm[/url]

I'm not tech inclined by most means but thought this might be of interest to you techno geeks who are "in the know" I'll quote the important section from the above link

[quote] [b]Tails Linux version 0.16 - Firewall Disabling Script Waits For Exploitation[/b]
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Tails Linux version 0.16 - Firewall Disabling Script Waits For Exploitation[/color][color=#000000]
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I've never heard of this distribution myself, but the comments from a former developer of the distro adds some notes about this in the linked post, namely about running as root and why the WarnUnsafeSocks is set as it is.

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This isn't an exploit in the Linux firewall.

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[quote name='hjf288' timestamp='1361126584' post='595527014']
This isn't an exploit in the Linux firewall.
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ok maybe not an exploit per se' however, I'm able to wrap my feeble mind around this and deduct that the devs sent a script to disable the firewall. Dunno... :/

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[i]Updated the topic title accordingly[/i]

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[quote name='Chasethebase' timestamp='1361128788' post='595527102']
[i]Updated the topic title accordingly[/i]
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thank you.. covers head and runs embarrassed!
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If your root you can disable the firewall - so why wouldn't it be scripted out if more than one command. I could see plenty of uses for such a file, troubleshooting issues for example. Pfsense has a checkbox that I can check that turns off the firewall, so is that an exploit??

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I guess all three people who run Tails Linux is effected by this. (Just kidding guys)

That's a bad bug.

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