GLSA-201707-09 : GNOME applet for NetworkManager: Arbitrary file read/write

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201707-09
(GNOME applet for NetworkManager: Arbitrary file read/write)

Frederic Bardy and Quentin Biguenet discovered that GNOME applet for
NetworkManager incorrectly checked permissions when connecting to certain
wireless networks.

Impact :

A local attacker could bypass security restrictions at the login screen
to access local files.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201707-09

Solution :

All GNOME applet for NetworkManager users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=gnome-extra/nm-applet-1.4.6-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 101340 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-6590

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