Debian DSA-1955-1 : network-manager/network-manager-applet - information disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44820


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that network-manager-applet, a network management framework, lacks some dbus restriction rules, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information.

If you have locally modified the /etc/dbus-1/system.d/nm-applet.conf file, then please make sure that you merge the changes from this fix when asked during upgrade.


Upgrade the network-manager and network-manager-applet packages accordingly.

For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 0.6.4-6+etch1 of network-manager.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 0.6.6-4+lenny1 of network-manager-applet.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44820

File Name: debian_DSA-1955.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/02/24

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:network-manager-applet, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/16

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0365

BID: 33966

DSA: 1955

CWE: 264