January 13, 2010

Ubuntu Security Notice 883-1: network-manager-applet vulnerabilities

It was discovered that NetworkManager did not ensure that the Certification Authority (CA) certificate file remained present when using WPA Enterprise or 802.1x networks. A remote attacker could use this flaw to spoof the identity of a wireless network and view sensitive information. (CVE-2009-4144)
 
It was discovered that the connection editor GUI would incorrectly export objects over D-Bus. A local user could read D-Bus signals to view other users' network connection passwords and pre-shared keys. (CVE-2009-4145)...
 
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