USN-727-2: NetworkManager vulnerability

3 March 2009

network-manager vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 8.10
  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

Software Description

  • network-manager


USN-727-1 fixed vulnerabilities in network-manager-applet. This advisory provides the corresponding updates for NetworkManager.

It was discovered that NetworkManager did not properly enforce permissions when responding to dbus requests. A local user could perform dbus queries to view system and user network connection passwords and pre-shared keys.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.10
network-manager - 0.7~~svn20081018t105859-0ubuntu1.8.10.2
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
network-manager-gnome - 0.6.2-0ubuntu7.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system upgrade you need to reboot your computer to effect the necessary changes.