Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1454-1 network-manager-vpnc -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 31 Jul 2018
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 904255.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-10900.
- More information:
Denis Andzakovic discovered that network-manager-vpnc, a plugin to provide VPNC support for NetworkManager, is prone to a privilege escalation vulnerability. A newline character can be used to inject a Password helper parameter into the configuration data passed to vpnc, allowing a local user with privileges to modify a system connection to execute arbitrary commands as root.
For Debian 8
Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.10.0-1+deb8u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your network-manager-vpnc packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS