RHEL 4 : NetworkManager (RHSA-2009:0362)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated NetworkManager packages that fix a security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

NetworkManager is a network link manager that attempts to keep a wired
or wireless network connection active at all times.

An information disclosure flaw was found in NetworkManager's D-Bus
interface. A local attacker could leverage this flaw to discover
sensitive information, such as network connection passwords and
pre-shared keys. (CVE-2009-0365)

Red Hat would like to thank Ludwig Nussel for responsibly reporting
this flaw.

NetworkManager users should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch that corrects this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-0365.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0362.html

Solution :

Update the affected NetworkManager and / or NetworkManager-gnome
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36031 ()

Bugtraq ID: 33966

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0365
CVE-2009-0578