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Author Topic: 090227 wicd-1.5.9 closes known security vulnerability [VL 5.9]  (Read 4293 times)


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090227 wicd-1.5.9 closes known security vulnerability [VL 5.9]
« on: February 26, 2009, 09:33:03 pm »

A security vulnerability in wicd-1.5.8 and earlier "allows local users to receive messages that were intended for the Wicd daemon, possibly including credentials."  This vulnerability affects the wicd packages installed from the extra repository for VL 5.9 and VL 5.9.1.  The final releases of VL 6.0 Standard and Deluxe already include the new version and are not vulnerabile.


A new wicd package is available in the VL 5.9 testing repository.  It will be moved to extra as soon as we have adequate user testing.
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