Bug 487722 - (CVE-2009-0365) CVE-2009-0365 NetworkManager: GetSecrets disclosure
CVE-2009-0365 NetworkManager: GetSecrets disclosure
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
reported=20090220,public=20090303,imp...
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Depends On: 487776 487777 487778 487779
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Reported: 2009-02-27 11:52 EST by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2010-02-24 05:06 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-03-25 10:26:52 EDT
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Description Josh Bressers 2009-02-27 11:52:32 EST
From Ludwid Nussel:

nm-applet.conf contains the following rules:

<policy context="default">
<allow send_destination="org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerUserSettings"/>
<allow send_interface="org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerSettings"/>
<!-- Only root can get secrets -->
<deny send_interface="org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerSettings.Secrets"/>

Ie anyone can call methods on destination
org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerUserSettings. There is a line that is
supposed to block users from calling the GetSecrets method on the
separate interface for secrets. Unfortunately that interface is not
called "org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerSettings.Secrets" but
"org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerSettings.Connection.Secrets".
So the deny statement is useless and any user on the system can
fetch the connection secrets. The same problem can be found in
nm-system-settings.

Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank Ludwig Nussel for reporting this flaw responsibly.
Comment 3 Tomas Hoger 2009-03-06 10:29:31 EST
Public now via:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-727-1
Comment 4 Dan Williams 2009-03-06 16:41:51 EST
Fedora packages are already in-queue for updates, and Rawhide packages were out on Wednesday night.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2009-03-08 15:30:59 EDT
NetworkManager-0.7.0.99-1.fc9, NetworkManager-vpnc-0.7.0.99-1.fc9, NetworkManager-openvpn-0.7.0.99-1.fc9, NetworkManager-pptp-0.7.0.99-1.fc9, NetworkManager-openconnect-0.7.0.99-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2009-03-08 15:32:28 EDT
NetworkManager-0.7.0.99-1.fc10, knetworkmanager-0.7-0.8.20080926svn.fc10, NetworkManager-vpnc-0.7.0.99-1.fc10, NetworkManager-openvpn-0.7.0.99-1.fc10, NetworkManager-pptp-0.7.0.99-1.fc10, NetworkManager-openconnect-0.7.0.99-1.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2009-03-25 09:57:47 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2009:0361 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0361.html
Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2009-03-25 09:58:53 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

Via RHSA-2009:0362 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0362.html

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