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Ubuntu: USN-3217-1: network-manager-applet vulnerability

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Ubuntu: USN-3217-1: network-manager-applet vulnerability

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
03/07/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/08/2017
Modified
08/05/2020

Description

Frederic Bardy and Quentin Biguenet 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.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-network-manager-gnome

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