openSUSE Security Update : NetworkManager-gnome (openSUSE-SU-2012:0101-1)

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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.

This is a re-release of the previous update to also enable the checks
for EAP-TLS.

See also :

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2012-01/msg00036.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=574266
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=732700

Solution :

Update the affected NetworkManager-gnome packages.

Risk factor :

Medium

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 75977 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-7246

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