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Ubuntu: New Network Manager packages fix security vulnerabilities

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. Updated packages are available from security.ubuntu.com.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1483-1
June 27, 2012

network-manager vulnerability
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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                 0.9.1.90-0ubuntu5.2

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:
 http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1483-1
 CVE-2012-2736

Package Information:
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/0.9.1.90-0ubuntu5.2
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/0.8.4~git.20110319t175609.d14809b-0ubuntu3.1
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/0.8-0ubuntu3.3
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