Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.10 : network-manager vulnerability (USN-727-2)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37740
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUSN-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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.