Fedora 16 : wicd-1.7.0-13.fc16 (2012-5909)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58859


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update fixes CVE-2012-2095. The wicd daemon suffered from a local privilege escalation flaw due to incomplete input sanitization. A local attacker sould use this to inject arbitrary code through the D-Bus interface.

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.


Update the affected wicd package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58859

File Name: fedora_2012-5909.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/04/25

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:wicd, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:16

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2012/04/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2095

FEDORA: 2012-5909