Upstream information

CVE-2017-6590 at MITRE

Description

An issue was discovered in network-manager-applet (aka network-manager-gnome) in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, and 16.10. A local attacker could use this issue at the default Ubuntu login screen to access local files and execute arbitrary commands as the lightdm user. The exploitation requires physical access to the locked computer and the Wi-Fi must be turned on. An access point that lets you use a certificate to login is required as well, but it's easy to create one. Then, it's possible to open a nautilus window and browse directories. One also can open some applications such as Firefox, which is useful for downloading malicious binaries.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Running

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 6.9 4.6
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Medium Low
Authentication None None
Confidentiality Impact Complete Partial
Integrity Impact Complete Partial
Availability Impact Complete Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 6.3
Vector AV:P/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Access Vector Physical
Access Complexity High
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1028792 [NEW]

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Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1 NetworkManager-gnome In progress
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2 NetworkManager-gnome In progress
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 NetworkManager-gnome In progress
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 SP1 NetworkManager-gnome In progress
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 SP2 NetworkManager-gnome In progress
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 SP3 NetworkManager-gnome In progress
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 NetworkManager-gnome Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 NetworkManager-gnome Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 NetworkManager-gnome In progress
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 NetworkManager-gnome In progress
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 for Raspberry PI NetworkManager-gnome In progress
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 NetworkManager-gnome In progress
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 11 SP2 NetworkManager-gnome Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP1 NetworkManager-gnome In progress
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP2 NetworkManager-gnome In progress
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP3 NetworkManager-gnome In progress