Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS : network-manager, modemmanger update (USN-1138-2)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 55100


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


USN-1138-1 fixed a vulnerability in DBus-GLib. NetworkManager and ModemManager required rebuilding against the updated DBus-GLib to incorporate the changes.

It was discovered that DBus-GLib did not properly verify the access flag of exported GObject properties under certain circumstances. A local attacker could exploit this to bypass intended access restrictions or possibly cause a denial of service.

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 libnm-glib0, libnm-glib2 and / or modemmanager packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 55100

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1138-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/06/13

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnm-glib0, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libnm-glib2, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:modemmanager, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/05/26

Reference Information

BID: 42347

USN: 1138-2