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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 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.

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 : 6.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 65121 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4144

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