Scientific Linux Security Update : NetworkManager on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

CVE-2009-4145 NetworkManager: information disclosure by
nm-connection-editor

CVE-2009-4144 NetworkManager: WPA enterprise network not verified when
certificate is removed

A missing network certificate verification flaw was found in
NetworkManager. If a user created a WPA Enterprise or 802.1x wireless
network connection that was verified using a Certificate Authority
(CA) certificate, and then later removed that CA certificate file,
NetworkManager failed to verify the identity of the network on the
following connection attempts. In these situations, a malicious
wireless network spoofing the original network could trick a user into
disclosing authentication credentials or communicating over an
untrusted network. (CVE-2009-4144)

An information disclosure flaw was found in NetworkManager's
nm-connection-editor D-Bus interface. If a user edited network
connection options using nm-connection-editor, a summary of those
changes was broadcasted over the D-Bus message bus, possibly
disclosing sensitive information (such as wireless network
authentication credentials) to other local users. (CVE-2009-4145)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?4408be68

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60734 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4144
CVE-2009-4145