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<!DOCTYPE glsa SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/glsa.dtd">
<glsa id="200904-12">
<title>Wicd: Information disclosure</title>
<synopsis>
A vulnerability in Wicd may allow for disclosure of sensitive information.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">wicd</product>
<announced>April 10, 2009</announced>
<revised>April 10, 2009: 01</revised>
<bug>258596</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="net-misc/wicd" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.5.9</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.5.9</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Wicd is an open source wired and wireless network manager for Linux.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Tiziano Mueller of Gentoo discovered that the DBus configuration file
for Wicd allows arbitrary users to own the org.wicd.daemon object.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to receive messages
that were intended for the Wicd daemon, possibly including credentials
e.g. for wireless networks.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Wicd users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-misc/wicd-1.5.9&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0489">CVE-2009-0489</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Wed, 08 Apr 2009 22:52:50 +0000">
rbu
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 09 Apr 2009 11:29:45 +0000">
keytoaster
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Thu, 09 Apr 2009 21:59:43 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
</glsa>