SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that network-manager-applet did not properly enforce permissions when responding to dbus requests. A local user could perform dbus queries to view other users' network connection passwords and pre-shared keys. (CVE-2009-0365)
It was discovered that network-manager-applet did not properly enforce permissions when responding to dbus modify and delete requests. A local user could use dbus to modify or delete other users' network connections. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 8.10. (CVE-2009-0578).
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 network-manager-gnome package.