[SECURITY] Fedora 16 Update: wicd-1.7.0-13.fc16

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-04-14 22:41:56

Name        : wicd
Product     : Fedora 16
Version     : 1.7.0
Release     : 13.fc16
URL         : http://wicd.sourceforge.net/
Summary     : Wireless and wired network connection manager
Description :
Wicd is designed to give the user as much control over behavior of network
connections as possible.  Every network, both wired and wireless, has its
own profile with its own configuration options and connection behavior.
Wicd will try to automatically connect only to networks the user specifies
it should try, with a preference first to a wired network, then to wireless.

This package provides the architecture-dependent components of wicd.

Update Information:

This update fixes CVE-2012-2095.  The wicd daemon suffered from a local privilege escalation flaw due to incomplete input sanitization.  A local attacker sould use this to inject arbitrary code through the D-Bus interface.

* Fri Apr 13 2012 David Cantrell <dcantrell at redhat.com> - 1.7.0-13
- Fix CVE-2012-2095 (#811763)
* Mon Mar 26 2012 David Cantrell <dcantrell at redhat.com> - 1.7.0-12
- Ensure wpath.etc is set to /etc/wicd, not /etc/dhcp (#754412)
- Initialize child_pid to None in wicd-daemon.py (#798692)
- Make wicd-gtk subpackage require notify-python (#748258)
- Work around no-op problem in DaemonClosing calls (#740317)
- dhclient.conf.template is now in /etc/wicd, correct %files (#754412)
* Wed Mar 21 2012 David Cantrell <dcantrell at redhat.com> - 1.7.0-11
- Fix usage of is_mouse_event() in wicd-curses (#800617)
- Make wicd-common require pygobject2 (#799537)
* Fri Jan 27 2012 David Cantrell <dcantrell at redhat.com> - 1.7.0-10
- Fix CVS-2012-0813 (#785147)

  [ 1 ] Bug #811762 - CVE-2012-2095 wicd: broken filtering leads to arbitrary code execution

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update wicd' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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