Updated iptables packages that fix two bugs and add one enhancement are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The iptables utility controls the network packet filtering code in the Linux kernel.
- Previously, when alternative packages were removed manually, it was impossible to uninstall the iptables-ipv6 packages. The underlying source code has been patched, and iptables-ipv6 can now be uninstalled regardless of manually modified alternatives.
- When upgrading the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 minimal installation to version 7.0 using the redhat-upgrade-tool utility, the "%postun" scriptlet of iptables-ipv6 failed. Blocks preventing the old package from uninstalling have been removed, and iptables-ipv6 can now be uninstalled successfully.
In addition, this update adds the following
- With this update, IPv6 support has been added to the ipset utility, and thus the user can now manage IPSets of IPv6 addresses.
Users of iptables are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add this enhancement.