Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : network-manager vulnerability (USN-2581-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83134


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Tavis Ormandy discovered that NetworkManager incorrectly filtered paths when requested to read modem device contexts. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass privileges and manipulate modem device configuration or read arbitrary files.

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 network-manager package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83134

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2581-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/04/29

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:network-manager, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/04/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1322

BID: 74409

USN: 2581-1