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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 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).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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