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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3217-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3217-1
Posted Mar 8, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3217-1 - It was discovered that network-manager-applet incorrectly checked permissions when connecting to certain wireless networks. A local attacker could use this issue at the login screen to access local files.

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systems | linux, ubuntu
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3217-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3217-1
March 07, 2017

network-manager-applet vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

The system could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description:
- network-manager-applet: GNOME frontend for NetworkManager

Details:

It was discovered that network-manager-applet incorrectly checked
permissions when connecting to certain wireless networks. A local attacker
could use this issue at the login screen to access local files.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.10:
network-manager-gnome 1.2.6-0ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
network-manager-gnome 1.2.6-0ubuntu0.16.04.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
network-manager-gnome 0.9.8.8-0ubuntu4.5

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
network-manager-gnome 0.9.4.1-0ubuntu2.6

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3217-1
https://launchpad.net/bugs/1668321

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager-applet/1.2.6-0ubuntu1.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager-applet/1.2.6-0ubuntu0.16.04.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager-applet/0.9.8.8-0ubuntu4.5
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager-applet/0.9.4.1-0ubuntu2.6



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