Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : network-manager vulnerability (USN-2581-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Tavis Ormandy discovered that NetworkManager incorrectly filtered
paths when requested to read modem device contexts. A local attacker
could possibly use this issue to bypass privileges and manipulate
modem device configuration or read arbitrary files.

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 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83134 ()

Bugtraq ID: 74409

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1322

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