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From: Tobias Heinlein <keytoaster@g.o>
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Subject: [gentoo-announce] [Full-disclosure] [ GLSA 200904-12 ] Wicd: Information disclosure
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 02:58:14
Message-Id: 49DF5031.7080707@gentoo.org
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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       < 1.5.9                              >= 1.5.9

Description
===========

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

Impact
======

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 ">=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@g.o 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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