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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   GNOME NetworkManager Vendors:   Gnome Development Team
GNOME NetworkManager Lets Local Users Modify Network Configuration Settings.
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021909
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021909
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0578   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 25 2009
Impact:   Denial of service via local system, Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 7.0.99
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in GNOME NetworkManager. A local user can modify network connection settings.

A local user can modify local connection settings, preventing the target system's network connection from functioning properly.

The vulnerability resides in 'gconf-helpers/nma-gconf-connection.c'.

Impact:   A local user can modify local network connection settings.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (7.0.99).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://svn.gnome.org/viewvc/network-manager-applet?view=revision&revision=1209

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.
Mar 25 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) GNOME NetworkManager Lets Local Users Modify Network Configuration Settings.
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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