Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : network-manager-applet vulnerability (USN-3217-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 97601


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


It was discovered that network-manager-applet incorrectly checked permissions when connecting to certain wireless networks. A local attacker could use this issue at the login screen to access local 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-gnome package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 97601

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3217-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/03/08

Modified: 2017/03/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.6

Temporal Score: 1.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:network-manager-gnome, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/07

Reference Information

OSVDB: 153236

USN: 3217-1