Ubuntu 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : network-manager-applet vulnerabilities (USN-727-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that network-manager-applet did not properly enforce
permissions when responding to dbus requests. A local user could
perform dbus queries to view other users' network connection passwords
and pre-shared keys. (CVE-2009-0365)

It was discovered that network-manager-applet did not properly enforce
permissions when responding to dbus modify and delete requests. A
local user could use dbus to modify or delete other users' network
connections. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 8.10. (CVE-2009-0578).

Solution :

Update the affected network-manager-gnome package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38131 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0365
CVE-2009-0578