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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200904-12 ] Wicd: Information disclosure Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Wicd: Information disclosure (GLSA 200904-12)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: April 10, 2009
Bug(s): #258596
ID: 200904-12

Synopsis


A vulnerability in Wicd may allow for disclosure of sensitive information.


Background


Wicd is an open source wired and wireless network manager for Linux.


Affected Packages

Package: net-misc/wicd
Vulnerable: < 1.5.9
Unaffected: >= 1.5.9
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Tiziano Mueller of Gentoo discovered that the DBus configuration file
for Wicd allows arbitrary users to own the org.wicd.daemon object.


Impact


A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to receive messages
that were intended for the Wicd daemon, possibly including credentials
e.g. for wireless networks.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All Wicd users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/wicd-1.5.9"


References

CVE-2009-0489


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