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Bug #11416

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OpenVPN IPv4 Tunnel Network incorrectly allows hostnames

Added by Danilo Zrenjanin over 1 year ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
OpenVPN
Target version:
Start date:
02/13/2021
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Plus Target Version:
22.05
Release Notes:
Affected Version:
All
Affected Architecture:

Description

If you enter a host address instead of a network address into the IPv4 Tunnel Network field, the setup will be accepted, but the OpenVPN service will not start.

Status/OpenVpn
Unable to contact daemon


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tunnel_network.jpg (28.3 KB) tunnel_network.jpg Alhusein Zawi, 04/16/2022 06:01 PM
Actions #1

Updated by Jim Pingle over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Target version set to CE-Next

By "host address" do you mean a single IP address without a CIDR mask ("x.x.x.x") or an FQDN?

Actions #2

Updated by Danilo Zrenjanin over 1 year ago

A single host address with a CIDR mask. e.g., 10.0.8.1/24.

Actions #3

Updated by Jim Pingle over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to New

OK so you literally meant a host address inside a network, and not the network address.

We could do one of two things here:

  • Have input validation reject the input if the address is not the network address for the subnet (harsh)
  • Change the host address the user input into the appropriate network address on save (easier for the user, but the change may surprise them)

I'm leaning toward the latter approach, and note under the field that it should be/will be changed to a network address

Actions #4

Updated by Viktor Gurov 6 months ago

openvpn_validate_tunnel_network() implemented in #2668 do not allow to enter IP addresses

I think this issue can be closed

Actions #5

Updated by Jim Pingle 6 months ago

I'm not seeing any change in behavior from before here. On a 2.6.0 snapshot I can still enter a host IP address inside the tunnel network (e.g. 10.6.29.1/24) and the GUI accepts it as the tunnel network.

Actions #6

Updated by Danilo Zrenjanin 5 months ago

Yes, I can confirm it's not fixed yet.

Tested against:

2.6.0-BETA (amd64)
built on Thu Dec 16 06:22:38 UTC 2021
FreeBSD 12.3-STABLE

It still allows entering a host address which breaks the OpenVPN service.

I entered 10.0.8.1/24

[error] Unable to contact daemon Service not running? 0 0 B 0 B

Actions #8

Updated by Jim Pingle 4 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Pull Request Review
  • Target version changed from CE-Next to 2.7.0
  • Plus Target Version set to 22.05
Actions #9

Updated by Viktor Gurov 3 months ago

  • Status changed from Pull Request Review to Feedback

Merged

Actions #10

Updated by Jim Pingle about 2 months ago

  • Subject changed from OpenVPN IPv4 Tunnel Network check to OpenVPN IPv4 Tunnel Network incorrectly allows hostnames

Updating subject for release notes.

Actions #11

Updated by Alhusein Zawi about 1 month ago

Fixed

the host address will be changed to be the the network address in IPv4 Tunnel Network.

I entered 10.0.8.1/24 and it was changed to be 10.0.8.0/24 and 10.10.10.1/24 to be 10.10.10.0/24.

openvpn service was up and running

2.7.0.a.20220416.0600

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