Debian DLA-1454-1 : network-manager-vpnc security update
High Nessus Plugin ID 111467
SynopsisThe remote Debian host is missing a security update.
DescriptionDenis Andzakovic discovered that network-manager-vpnc, a plugin to provide VPNC support for NetworkManager, is prone to a privilege escalation vulnerability. A newline character can be used to inject a Password helper parameter into the configuration data passed to vpnc, allowing a local user with privileges to modify a system connection to execute arbitrary commands as root.
For Debian 8 'Jessie', this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.10.0-1+deb8u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your network-manager-vpnc packages.
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SolutionUpgrade the affected packages.