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Ubuntu alert USN-1483-1 (network-manager)

From:  Marc Deslauriers <>
Subject:  [USN-1483-1] NetworkManager vulnerability
Date:  Wed, 27 Jun 2012 09:49:43 -0400
Message-ID:  <1340804983.4811.418.camel@mdlinux>
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1483-1 June 27, 2012 network-manager vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 11.10 - Ubuntu 11.04 - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Summary: NetworkManager could create insecure AdHoc wireless networks. Software Description: - network-manager: Network connection manager Details: It was discovered that certain wireless drivers incorrectly handled the creation of WPA-secured AdHoc connections. This could result in AdHoc wireless connections being created without any security at all. This update removes WPA as a security choice for AdHoc connections in NetworkManager. Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 11.10: network-manager Ubuntu 11.04: network-manager 0.8.4~git.20110319t175609.d14809b-0ubuntu3.1 Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: network-manager 0.8-0ubuntu3.3 After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes. References: CVE-2012-2736 Package Information: -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

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