Bugzilla – Bug 1028792
VUL-1: CVE-2017-6590: NetworkManager-gnome: Access to local files and execution of arbitrary commands as the lightdm user
Last modified: 2021-01-07 11:00:18 UTC
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.
This is partially an issue of the display manager too.
Its not clear to me if it affects SLED/SLES+WE or openSUSE
(In reply to Marcus Meissner from comment #1)
> This is partially an issue of the display manager too.
It affects lightdm, so SLE is not affected.