"Workstation" Product defaults to wide-open firewall
kevin.kofler at chello.at
Mon Dec 8 06:41:52 UTC 2014
I just happened to look at the firewalld default settings, and I was not
amused when I noticed this:
> <port protocol="udp" port="1025-65535"/>
> <port protocol="tcp" port="1025-65535"/>
This "firewall" is a joke! ALL higher ports are wide open!
There had been a prior discussion on this list where they wanted to disable
the firewall entirely. We told them that that's a horrible idea (which it
is, of course!). But the result is that they implemented this "solution"
which is almost entirely as bad, and which additionally gives users a false
sense of security, because a "firewall" is "enabled" (for a very twisted
definition of "enabled").
IMHO, this is a major security issue that MUST be fixed. It also shows what
horribly bad an idea per-Product configuration is.
Yet another reason why you should NOT use "--product=workstation" to upgrade
your F20 to F21 (ALWAYS use "--product=nonproduct"). Installing the
"Workstation Product", or upgrading to it, will leave you with a totally
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