GLSA 200904-12 Wicd: Information disclosure
Posted on: 04/10/2009 04:10 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Wicd: Information disclosure. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200904-12
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Wicd: Information disclosure
Date: April 10, 2009
Bugs: #258596
ID: 200904-12

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in Wicd may allow for disclosure of sensitive
information.

Background
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Wicd is an open source wired and wireless network manager for Linux.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/wicd lt; 1.5.9 gt;= 1.5.9

Description
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Tiziano Mueller of Gentoo discovered that the DBus configuration file
for Wicd allows arbitrary users to own the org.wicd.daemon object.

Impact
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A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to receive messages
that were intended for the Wicd daemon, possibly including credentials
e.g. for wireless networks.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Wicd users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-misc/wicd-1.5.9"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-0489
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0489

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200904-12.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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