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NAME

       tigexp - UNIX Security Checker Explanation Generator

SYNOPSIS

       tigexp msgid [msgid[msgid...]]

       tigexp [-f|-F] [security_report]

DESCRIPTION

       Tigexp  is  used  to  generate explanations of the output from the Tiger security checking
       package.  In the first form, tigexp will generate an explanation of each  of  the  message
       ids  listed.   In  the  second  form,  the  security  report specified will be scanned and
       explanations generated.  The -f option will  generate  one  explanation  for  each  unique
       message  id  in the security report, whereas the -F option will output the security report
       with explanations inserted after each entry in the report.

       There are five different message levels produced by Tiger. Each of the message  levels  is
       the last letter of the message id. The levels are:

       ALERT  A  message  of  this  level  indicates that Tiger has detected a possible intrusion
              attempt or troublesome misconfiguration  which  can  expose  the  whole  system  to
              attacks.

       FAIL   Messages  of  this  level  indicate  a  violation of a generic security policy or a
              possible intrusion. Appropriate action should be taken to fix this security issue.

       WARN   Messages of this level indicate a security issue which should  be  checked  further
              and might indicate a probable vulnerability or exposure. Most Tiger messages appear
              in this category.

       INFO   These includes information messages which are not necessarily a security  violation
              but might be useful for the administrator. Note that the tigerrc configuration file
              through the Tiger_Show_INFO_Msgs option determines whether or not Tiger shows these
              items. The default behaviour is to not show them.

       ERROR  These  messages  are errors in the execution of Tiger (or any of its scripts), this
              is probably due to a misconfiguration in the program, because of a problem  in  the
              installation  or  because  a  file  needed  for the test is missing. The script who
              outputs this error should be investigated further.

       CONFIG Messages with this level inform of stages in the configuration  process  of  Tiger.
              They  are  not  errors  (otherwise  ERROR  would  be used) but notices for the user
              running the program explaining, for example, which configuration might be used.

   OPTIONS
       -f     Scan  the  indicated  security  report  and  generate  explanations  of  it.    One
              explanation  will  be  generated for each unique message id in the security report.
              If the name of a security report is not given, then the report is read from stdin.

       -F     Output the indicated security report with explanations inserted after each entry in
              the report.  If the name of a security report is not given, then the report is read
              from stdin.

FILES

       $TIGERHOMEDIR/doc/explain.idx

SEE ALSO

       tiger(8)

BUGS

       If the explanation index is out of date, it doesn't recognize it and generates junk.