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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201707-09 ] GNOME applet for NetworkManager Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: GNOME applet for NetworkManager: Arbitrary file read/write (GLSA 201707-09)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: 2017-07-08
Updated: 2017-08-06
Bug(s): #613768
ID: 201707-09

Synopsis

A vulnerability has been found in GNOME applet for NetworkManager
allowing local attackers to access the local filesystem.


Background

GNOME applet for NetworkManager is a GTK+ 3 front-end which works under
Xorg environments with a systray.


Affected Packages

Package: gnome-extra/nm-applet
Vulnerable: < 1.4.6-r1
Unaffected: >= 1.4.6-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Frederic Bardy and Quentin Biguenet discovered that GNOME applet for
NetworkManager incorrectly checked permissions when connecting to certain
wireless networks.


Impact

A local attacker could bypass security restrictions at the login screen
to access local files.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All GNOME applet for NetworkManager users should upgrade to the latest
version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=gnome-extra/nm-applet-1.4.6-r1"
   


References

CVE-2017-6590


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