SUSE SLES11 Security Update : Recommended update for NetworkManager-kde4 (SUSE-SU-2016:1465-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

This NetworkManager-kde4 update fixes the following security and non
security issues :

- Fixed a long standing security issue. This makes
knetworkmanager probe the RADIUS server for a CA
certificate subject and hash if no CA certificate is
specified. knetworkmanager then stores this data and
send it to NetworkManager for it to do a network
validation in the absence of a real certificate
(bsc#726349)

- Disabled the loading by default of the NetworkManager
plasma applet since it doesn't work.

- Fixed a crash due to the use of an uninitialized
variable in the plasma applet in case someone runs it
manually (bsc#663413)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.suse.com/663413
https://bugzilla.suse.com/726349
http://www.nessus.org/u?589352de

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch slessp4-NetworkManager-kde4-12590=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-NetworkManager-kde4-12590=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91651 ()

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