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Security update for package siga


(Last modified: 13JAN2003)

solutions Security update for package siga SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (db1eb27602d05e13790bbf7dbfba89f0)

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: 20030113
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should install this update.



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. Two security problems have been fixed with this update of the siga package. 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.


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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