Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : network-manager-applet vulnerability (USN-3217-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 97601
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected network-manager-gnome package.