SuSE Security Announcement - wvdialDec 15, 1999, 16:09 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marc Heuse)
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1999 23:27:02 +0100 (MET)
SuSE Security Announcement
Package: wvdial <= 1.4
Affected SuSE versions: all including 6.3
A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above. Please update as soon as possible or disable the service if you are using this software on your SuSE Linux installation(s).
Other Linux distributions or operating systems might be affected as well, please contact your vendor for information about this issue.
Please note, that that we provide this information on an "as-is" basis only. There is no warranty whatsoever and no liability for any direct, indirect or incidental damage arising from this information or the installation of the update package.
1. Problem Description
If someone uses the wvdial.lxdialog script to configure a ppp
dialup, the config file /var/lib/wvdial/.config is created readable
for everyone. This config file usually contains the login and
password for the dialup. However, the directory where the config
file is placed is only accessable to those in the "dialout"
Local users in the "dialout" group might gain access to dialup login information when the wvdial.lxdialog script is used.
Update the package from our FTP server, or run the command below: chmod 600 /var/lib/wvdial/.config
Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates before installing: (For SuSE 6.0, please use the 6.1 updates)
You can find updates on our ftp-Server:
Our webpage for patches:
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