Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : network-manager vulnerability (USN-2581-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83134
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionTavis 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected network-manager package.