GLSA-201206-08 : Wicd: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59646


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201206-08 (Wicd: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Two vulnerabilities have been found in Wicd:
Passwords and passphrases are written to /var/log/wicd (CVE-2012-0813).
Input from the daemon's D-Bus interface is not properly sanitized (CVE-2012-2095).
Impact :

A local attacker could gain privileges of the root user or obtain sensitive information.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Wicd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/wicd-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59646

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201206-08.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/06/22

Modified: 2016/05/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:wicd, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0813, CVE-2012-2095

BID: 51703, 52987

OSVDB: 78881, 81085

GLSA: 201206-08