NetworkManager nm-connection-editor information disclosure
|networkmanager-nmconnectioneditor-info-disc (54898)||Low Risk|
NetworkManager could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by nm-connection-editor publishing restricted information via D-Bus. By monitoring the D-Bus signals, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.
Apply the patch for this vulnerability, available from the GNOME GIT Repository. See References.
- GNOME GIT Repository: network-manager-applet.
- NetworkManager Web page: NetworkManager - Linux Networking made Easy.
- BID-37580: NetworkManager Security Bypass and Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities
- CVE-2009-4145: nm-connection-editor in NetworkManager (NM) 0.7.x exports connection objects over D-Bus upon actions in the connection editor GUI, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading D-Bus signals, as demonstrated by using dbus-monitor to discover the password for the WiFi network.
- OSVDB ID: 61198: NetworkManager (NM) nm-connection-editor D-Bus Local Information Disclosure
- RHSA-2010-0108: Moderate: NetworkManager security update
- SA37819: NetworkManager nm-connection-editor D-Bus Information Disclosure
- SUSE-SR:2010:002: SUSE Security Summary Report
- USN-883-1: network-manager-applet vulnerabilities
- Canonical Ubuntu 8.10
- GNOME NetworkManager 0.7.2
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.4.z EUS
Dec 10, 2009
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