Bug 80369 - SECURITY: WEP key value world readable
Summary: SECURITY: WEP key value world readable
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 73850
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-network
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-25 04:47 UTC by Robert de Rooy
Modified: 2008-01-17 17:49 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:50:34 UTC

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Description Robert de Rooy 2002-12-25 04:47:19 UTC
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Description of problem:
I'm not sure under which component this bug belongs, but I guess
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/* would fall under initscripts. Sorry if that is
not the case.

This bug effects both RH8.0 and phoebe.

When configuring a wireless network adapter using redhat-config-network it asks
for such values as the ESSID and secret WEP KEY
The problem is that the KEY gets written to the respective ifcfg-eth* file as a
key= value and this file is readable to every user on the system.

e.g. on my system eth1 is my wireless adapter, and the file
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 has the following permissions:
-rw-r--r--    3 root     root          298 Dec 23 22:25 ifcfg-eth1

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.setup wireless networking with WEP enabled

Additional info:

Comment 1 Mike McLean 2003-01-02 20:26:46 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 73850 ***

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:50:34 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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