GLSA-201509-05 : NetworkManager: Denial of Service

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


Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201509-05
(NetworkManager: Denial of Service)

IPv6 Neighbour Discovery ICMP broadcast containing a non-route with a
low hop limit causes a Denial of Service by lowering the hop limit on
existing IPv6 routes in NetworkManager.

Impact :

A remote attacker on the same network segment could cause a Denial of
Service condition in NetworkManager

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201509-05

Solution :

All NetworkManager users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/networkmanager-1.0.2'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.3
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 86136 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-2924

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