Ubuntu 8.10 / 9.04 : network-manager-applet vulnerabilities (USN-883-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that NetworkManager did not ensure that the
Certification Authority (CA) certificate file remained present when
using WPA Enterprise or 802.1x networks. A remote attacker could use
this flaw to spoof the identity of a wireless network and view
sensitive information. (CVE-2009-4144)

It was discovered that the connection editor GUI would incorrectly
export objects over D-Bus. A local user could read D-Bus signals to
view other users' network connection passwords and pre-shared keys.

Solution :

Update the affected network-manager-gnome package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65121 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4144