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SuSE Security Announcement - wvdial
  • From: marc@xxxxxxx (Marc Heuse)
  • Date: Tue Dec 14 22:27:02 1999
  • Message-id: <19991214222702.3694767AE@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>




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                        SuSE Security Announcement

        Package: wvdial <= 1.4
        Date:    Tue, 14 Dec 1999 22:13:51 GMT

        Affected SuSE versions: all including 6.3
        Vulnerability Type:     possible access to dialup passwords
        SuSE default package:   no
        Other affected systems: all unix systems using wvdial
______________________________________________________________________________

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.
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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" group.
  The default wvdial config file of SuSE, which is /etc/wvdial.conf, hasn't
  got this problem.

2. Impact

  Local users in the "dialout" group might gain access to dialup login
  information when the wvdial.lxdialog script is used.

3. Solution

  Update the package from our FTP server, or run the command below:
     chmod 600 /var/lib/wvdial/.config

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Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates before installing:
(For SuSE 6.0, please use the 6.1 updates)

eb0c8cf0bb3c2dfa56fe753679a3117d  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.1/n1/wvdial-1.20-38.i386.rpm
74069a12c78f760dc48a27d7bc6222a2  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.2/n1/wvdial-1.40-21.i386.rpm
ec84718a84f65b28ffdde46cef6825c0  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update/6.3/n1/wvdial-1.40-19.i386.rpm
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You can find updates on our ftp-Server:

  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/update for Intel processors
  ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/axp/update  for Alpha processors

or try the following web pages for a list of mirrors:
  http://www.suse.de/ftp.html
  http://www.suse.com/ftp_new.html

Our webpage for patches:
  http://www.suse.de/patches/index.html

Our webpage for security announcements:
  http://www.suse.de/security

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact
  security@xxxxxxx
______________________________________________________________________________

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interested party may subscribe:

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_____________________________________________________________________________

  This information is provided freely to everyone interested and may
  be redistributed provided that it is not altered in any way.

Type Bits/KeyID    Date       User ID
pub  2048/3D25D3D9 1999/03/06 SuSE Security Team <security@xxxxxxx>

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