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

Description :

NetworkManager is a network link manager that attempts to keep a wired

wireless network connection active at all times. The ifcfg-rh

NetworkManager plug-in is used in Scientific Linux distributions to

read and write configuration information from the

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-* files.

An input sanitization flaw was found in the way the ifcfg-rh

plug-in escaped network connection names containing special
characters. If

PolicyKit was configured to allow local, unprivileged users to create

save new network connections, they could create a connection with a

specially crafted name, leading to the escalation of their privileges.

Note: By default, PolicyKit prevents unprivileged users from creating

saving network connections. (CVE-2011-3364)

Users of NetworkManager should upgrade to these updated packages,

contain a backported patch to correct this issue. Running instances of

NetworkManager must be restarted ('service NetworkManager restart')

this update to take effect.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61142 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3364