Ubuntu 2581-1: NetworkManager vulnerability

    Date28 Apr 2015
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    NetworkManager would allow unintended access to files and modem device configuration.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2581-1
    April 28, 2015
    
    network-manager vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 15.04
    - Ubuntu 14.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    NetworkManager would allow unintended access to files and modem device
    configuration.
    
    Software Description:
    - network-manager: Network connection manager
    
    Details:
    
    Tavis Ormandy discovered that NetworkManager incorrectly filtered paths
    when requested to read modem device contexts. A local attacker could
    possibly use this issue to bypass privileges and manipulate modem device
    configuration or read arbitrary files.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 15.04:
      network-manager                 0.9.10.0-4ubuntu15.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.10:
      network-manager                 0.9.8.8-0ubuntu28.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      network-manager                 0.9.8.8-0ubuntu7.1
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2581-1
      CVE-2015-1322
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/0.9.10.0-4ubuntu15.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/0.9.8.8-0ubuntu28.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/0.9.8.8-0ubuntu7.1
    
    
    
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