GLSA-200904-12 : Wicd: Information disclosure

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200904-12
(Wicd: Information disclosure)

Tiziano Mueller of Gentoo discovered that the DBus configuration file
for Wicd allows arbitrary users to own the org.wicd.daemon object.

Impact :

A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to receive messages
that were intended for the Wicd daemon, possibly including credentials
e.g. for wireless networks.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200904-12.xml

Solution :

All Wicd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/wicd-1.5.9'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36140 (gentoo_GLSA-200904-12.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0489