Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : networkmanager (MDVSA-2011:171)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Security issues were identified and fixed in networkmanager :

GNOME NetworkManager before 0.8.6 does not properly enforce the
auth_admin element in PolicyKit, which allows local users to bypass
intended wireless network sharing restrictions via unspecified vectors

Incomplete blacklist vulnerability in the svEscape function in
settings/plugins/ifcfg-rh/shvar.c in the ifcfg-rh plug-in for GNOME
NetworkManager 0.9.1, 0.9.0, 0.8.1, and possibly other versions, when
PolicyKit is configured to allow users to create new connections,
allows local users to execute arbitrary commands via a newline
character in the name for a new network connection, which is not
properly handled when writing to the ifcfg file (CVE-2011-3364).

Instead of patching networkmanager, the latest stable version
is being provided due to the large amount of bugs fixed upstream. Also
the networkmanager-applet, networkmanager-openconnect,
networkmanager-openvpn, networkmanager-pptp, networkmanager-vpnc is
being provided with their latest stable versions.

The provided packages solves these security vulnerabilities.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61935 ()

Bugtraq ID: 48396

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2176

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