Ubuntu Security Notice USN-727-2
3rd March, 2009
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 8.10
- Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 8.10:
- network-manager 0.7~~svn20081018t105859-0ubuntu22.214.171.124
- Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
- network-manager-gnome 0.6.2-0ubuntu7.1
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system upgrade you need to reboot your computer to
effect the necessary changes.