[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#655972: Bug#655972: Creating a new wireless network with WPA results in an unsecured network instead

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Sun Jan 15 20:46:45 UTC 2012

On 15.01.2012 21:42, Josh Triplett wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 09:26:39PM +0100, Michael Biebl wrote:
>> severity 655972 important
>> thanks
>> On 15.01.2012 14:49, Josh Triplett wrote:
>>> Note that creating a network using WEP results in a WEP-"secured"
>>> network, rather than an unsecured network.  This issue only seems to
>>> happen when attempting to create a WPA network.
>> Given that this particular feature (to create a WPA secured accesspoint)
>> is not that often used
> Given that WEP provides almost no security at all, you're suggesting
> that wanting a secure wireless network does not represent the common
> case?

No, what I meant is that the majority of users never use NM to create an
Ad-Hoc wireless network. The common usage of NM is to connect to
infrastructure wireless networks.

>> and that an open wireless AP does not imply that
>> the users data is accessible,
> An open wireless AP where the user expected a secured one (and where the
> UI claims they have one) can lead to revealed user data in several
> different ways.
>> I'm downgrading the severity to important
>> as imho this reflects more appropriately the severity of this bug.
> Might I suggest instead marking it as grave due to the security
> implications but marking it as present in both testing and unstable so
> it doesn't affect propagation to testing?

As the current version in unstable is also in testing, testing
propagation is not affected by this bug anyway.

Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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