Scientific Linux Security Update : NetworkManager on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

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

It was found that NetworkManager did not properly enforce PolicyKit
settings controlling the permissions to configure wireless network
sharing. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to bypass
intended PolicyKit restrictions, allowing them to enable wireless
network sharing. (CVE-2011-2176)

Users of NetworkManager should upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. Running
instances of NetworkManager must be restarted ('service NetworkManager
restart') for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?f40e961b

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61081 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2176