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Wicd D-Bus Configuration Information Disclosure Security Issue

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Release Date:  2009-02-09    Last Update:  2009-02-11    Views:  4,333

Secunia Advisory SA33870

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A security issue has been reported in Wicd, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose sensitive information.

The security issue is caused due to the application's D-Bus configuration file allowing unrestricted access to the org.wicd.daemon object. This can be exploited to read Wicd messages and potentially disclose e.g. wireless network credentials.

The security issue issue is reported in versions prior to 1.5.9.


Solution:
Update to version 1.5.9.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Tiziano Mueller, Gentoo

Original Advisory:
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/02/06/4
http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~wicd-devel/wicd/trunk/revision/222

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