GLSA-201206-08 : Wicd: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201206-08
(Wicd: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Two vulnerabilities have been found in Wicd:
Passwords and passphrases are written to /var/log/wicd
Input from the daemon's D-Bus interface is not properly sanitized

Impact :

A local attacker could gain privileges of the root user or obtain
sensitive information.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59646 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51703

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0813