Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.10 : network-manager vulnerability (USN-727-2)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37740


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


USN-727-1 fixed vulnerabilities in network-manager-applet. This advisory provides the corresponding updates for NetworkManager.

It was discovered that NetworkManager did not properly enforce permissions when responding to dbus requests. A local user could perform dbus queries to view system and user 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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37740

File Name: ubuntu_USN-727-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnm-glib-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnm-glib0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnm-glib0-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnm-util-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnm-util0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnm-util0-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:network-manager, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:network-manager-dbg, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:network-manager-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:network-manager-gnome, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:network-manager-gnome-dbg, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/03

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0365, CVE-2009-0578

OSVDB: 53653, 53654

USN: 727-2

CWE: 264