Bug 487752 (CVE-2009-0578) - CVE-2009-0578 NetworkManager: local users can modify the connection settings
Summary: CVE-2009-0578 NetworkManager: local users can modify the connection settings
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2009-0578
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 487778 487779
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2009-02-27 18:31 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:28 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-03-25 14:26:43 UTC


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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2009:0361 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: NetworkManager security update 2009-03-25 13:58:05 UTC

Description Josh Bressers 2009-02-27 18:31:53 UTC
Ludwig Nussel reported:

Preventing users from reading secrets can be achieved with proper dbus access rules. However having access to org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerUserSettings allows
anyone to modify the connection settings of the user owning that service. Restricting access to 'at_console' doesn't fix the problem as it would still be possible for local users to start a new session or log in on the text console which too would become 'at_console'.

Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank Ludwig Nussel for reporting this flaw responsibly.

Comment 3 Tomas Hoger 2009-03-06 15:29:26 UTC
Public now via:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-727-1

Comment 4 Dan Williams 2009-03-06 21:41:44 UTC
Fedora packages are already in-queue for updates, and Rawhide packages were out on Wednesday night.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2009-03-08 19:31:04 UTC
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 19:32:33 UTC
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 13:57:49 UTC
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


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