Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 88856
/etc/wvdial.conf is publically readable and contains remote user account and passwords
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:03 EDT
Description of problem: /etc/wvdial.conf is configured by the redhat network
configuration tool when a ppp connection is defined. wvdial.conf contains remote
user id and password for the dial-up account. wvdial.conf is also visible with
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 248 Apr 14 16:59 /etc/wvdial.conf
Since it also contains the phone number for the remote system this seems like a
large potential security risk.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. configure remote dial-up connection
2. more /etc/wvdial.conf to view password
3. ls -l /etc/wvdial.conf to view permissions
passwords and possibly user id information to be encrypted.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 106738 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.