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From: Sean Amoss <ackle@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201206-08 ] Wicd: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 10:40:30
Message-Id: 4FE2F897.1010208@gentoo.org
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201206-08
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: High
    Title: Wicd: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: June 21, 2012
     Bugs: #401005, #411729
       ID: 201206-08

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Wicd, the worst of which
might allow execution of arbitrary code as root.

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               < 1.7.2.1                 >= 1.7.2.1

Description
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Two vulnerabilities have been found in Wicd:

* Passwords and passphrases are written to /var/log/wicd
  (CVE-2012-0813).
* Input from the daemon's D-Bus interface is not properly sanitized
  (CVE-2012-2095).

Impact
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A local attacker could gain privileges of the root user or obtain
sensitive information.

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-1.7.2.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2012-0813
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-0813
[ 2 ] CVE-2012-2095
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-2095

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-201206-08.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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2012 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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