iptables permission problem in perl scripts

Grant Taylor gtaylor at riverviewtech.net
Mon Aug 15 07:47:16 CEST 2005


Can we get an ls -l of the files in question?  What is the user that the web server is running as?



Grant. . . .

afshin lamei wrote:
> Dear all,
> I have a cgi script, which uses some perl scripts in which i'm running
> iptables command using "system" function, like this:
> myfile.pl:
> ......
> system("iptables -F FORWARD")
> ......
> 
> the cgi file is owned by root/root and is run by user nobody.
> myfile.pl is owned by root/root, and I've it setuid (chmod u+s
> myfile.pl ; chown root:nobody myfile.pl) to be able to run iptable
> commands, but it returns this error:
> /////
> modprobe: Can't locate module ip_tables.
> iptables v1.2.11: can't initialize iptables table `nat': Permission
> denied (you must be root) perhaps iptables or your kernel needs to be
> upgraded.
> /////
> what's the solution?
> thanks a lot
> afshin lame




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