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Security update for package siga

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(Last modified: 16JAN2003)


solutions Security update for package siga SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (79b89d263c7b85cbaa5acec7a28a0603)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: siga
Release: 20030116
Obsoletes: db1eb27602d05e13790bbf7dbfba89f0

Indications

This update should be installed on all UnitedLinux installations.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

siga is the System Information Gathering tool, designed to
collect detailed information about the hard- and software configuration
of your system to be used by the SuSE support to have useful information
available for a precise problem analysis. siga is used by the
YaST2 support module.
This update addresses wrong permissions of a file necessary for the CUPS printing subsystem. It could happen that siga leaves a file behind with mode 0644 that must be executable for CUPS to work properly.
In addition to that, the two fixes for the security problems from the previous siga update are included in this update as well. For completeness, the description for these fixes are included here: The first deals with insecure handling of files in /tmp where a local attacker could trick siga to overwrite arbitrary files. The second problem consists of improper password information blanking when gathering information from the directory /etc/ppp. The fix for this problem is to leave the files /etc/ppp/chap-secrets and /etc/ppp/pap-secrets untouched to not risk the user's privacy.
We recommend to have this update package installed on every installation of UnitedLinux.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh siga.rpm

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