[USN-1138-2] NetworkManager and ModemManager update

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2011-05-30T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1138-2 May 27, 2011

network-manager, modemmanger update

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS


An attacker could send crafted input to NetworkManager and ModemManager and cause them to crash.

Software Description: - modemmanager: Modem connection manager - network-manager: Network connection manager


USN-1138-1 fixed a vulnerability in DBus-GLib. NetworkManager and ModemManager required rebuilding against the updated DBus-GLib to incorporate the changes.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that DBus-GLib did not properly verify the access flag of exported GObject properties under certain circumstances. A local attacker could exploit this to bypass intended access restrictions or possibly cause a denial of service.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: libnm-glib2 0.8-0ubuntu3.2 modemmanager 0.3-0ubuntu2.2

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: libnm-glib0 0.6.6-0ubuntu5.8.04.3

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.

References: https://launchpad.net/bugs/616517

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/modemmanager/0.3-0ubuntu2.2 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/0.8-0ubuntu3.2 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/0.6.6-0ubuntu5.8.04.3