This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
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 0.8.6.0 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 0.8.6.0 stable versions.
The provided packages solves these security vulnerabilities.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true