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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   GNOME NetworkManager Vendors:   Gnome Development Team
GNOME NetworkManager nm-connection-editor D-Bus Interface Discloses Configuration Data to Local Users
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023603
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023603
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-4145   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 16 2010
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in GNOME NetworkManager. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive configuration information.

When a user edits network connection options using nm-connection-editor, a summary of the changes is broadcast via the D-Bus message bus. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information, such as wireless network authentication credentials.

Impact:   A local user can obtain potentially sensitive configuration information.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

http://git.gnome.org/browse/network-manager-applet/commit/?h=NETWORKMANAGER_APPLET_0_7&id=8627880e07c8345f69ed639325280c7f62a8f894

Vendor URL:  projects.gnome.org/NetworkManager/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 16 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) GNOME NetworkManager nm-connection-editor D-Bus Interface Discloses Configuration Data to Local Users
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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