Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 : network-manager-applet vulnerability (USN-1483-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-1483-1 fixed a vulnerability in NetworkManager by disabling the
creation of WPA-secured AdHoc wireless connections. This update
provides the corresponding change for network-manager-applet.

It was discovered that certain wireless drivers incorrectly handled
the creation of WPA-secured AdHoc connections. This could result in
AdHoc wireless connections being created without any security at all.
This update removes WPA as a security choice for AdHoc connections in
NetworkManager.

Solution :

Update the affected network-manager-gnome package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59755 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2736