Ubuntu 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : network-manager-applet vulnerabilities (USN-727-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 38131
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Synopsis

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

Description

It 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.

Solution

Update the affected network-manager-gnome package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/727-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38131

File Name: ubuntu_USN-727-1.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:network-manager-gnome, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-: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: 3/3/2009

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

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

USN: 727-1

CWE: 264