USN-2581-1: NetworkManager vulnerability
28 April 2015
NetworkManager would allow unintended access to files and modem device configuration.
- network-manager - Network connection manager
Tavis Ormandy discovered that NetworkManager incorrectly filtered paths
when requested to read modem device contexts. A local attacker could
possibly use this issue to bypass privileges and manipulate modem device
configuration or read arbitrary files.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.