openSUSE Security Update : NetworkManager (NetworkManager-757)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

The NetworkManager configuration was too permissive and allowed any
user to read secrets (CVE-2009-0365) or manipulate the configuration
of other users (CVE-2009-0578).

With the previous update PPP connections didn't work. This second
update fixes that problem.

Additionally a bug where wifi devices didn't work correctly when the
machine was booted with killswitch turned on has been fixed. The
automatic ethernet connection can now be edited and NetworkManager can
now work without ModemManager.

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=475851
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=478080
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=479566
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=483576
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=490004
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=490574

Solution :

Update the affected NetworkManager packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40177 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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