Fedora 15 : wicd-1.7.0-11.fc15 (2012-1077)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 57987
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
A sensitive information disclosure flaw was found in the way wicd, wireless and wired network connection manager, performed management of sensitive information, to be stored in log files. Fields like 'password', 'identity', 'private_key', 'private_key_passwd' etc., were not excluded from being logged into /var/log/wicd log file, which could allow local attacker, with the privileges of the 'adm' group to view content of these entities in plain text, leading to information disclosure. This update fixes the problem.
A reboot is not technically necessary, but if you do not reboot your system after installing this update, you should at least restart the wicd service.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected wicd package.