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USN-1483-1: NetworkManager vulnerability

27 June 2012

NetworkManager could create insecure AdHoc wireless networks.

Releases

Packages

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
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-1483-2: network-manager-applet, network-manager-gnome