openSUSE Security Update : NetworkManager (openSUSE-SU-2011:1273-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

NetworkManager did not pin a certificate's subject to an ESSID. A
rogue access point could therefore be used to conduct MITM attacks by
using any other valid certificate issued by same CA as used in the
original network (CVE-2006-7246).

Please note that existing WPA2 Enterprise connections need to be
deleted and re-created to take advantage of the new security checks.

NetworkManager did not honor the PolicyKit auth_admin setting when
creating Ad-Hoc wireless networks (CVE-2011-2176)

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2011-11/msg00025.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=574266
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=702016

Solution :

Update the affected NetworkManager packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 75683 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-7246
CVE-2011-2176

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