Fedora 15 : NetworkManager-0.8.9997-2.git20110531.fc15 (2011-7919)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update includes no changes to NetworkManager but ensures that the
latest update is installed to fix a security issue in
NetworkManager-0.8.999-3.git20110526. This issue was previously fixed
in NetworkManager-0.8.9997-1.git20110531.fc15 but was not marked as a
security update.

NetworkManager-0.8.999-3.git20110526 inadvertently included a piece of
debugging code that may have logged some VPN passwords to syslog. That
version was available as an update for five (5) days before the fixed
version was available. Users are advised to inspect log files in
/var/log (and any backups) for VPN passwords and remove any that are
found. The string 'destroy_one_secret' may be used to identify files
to be cleaned, such as by using the following command: 'grep -riI
'destroy_one_secret' /var/log'.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=708876
http://www.nessus.org/u?7e2a4836

Solution :

Update the affected NetworkManager package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55061 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1943

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