Scientific Linux Security Update : NetworkManager and libnl3 on SL7.x x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 102635


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The libnl3 packages contain a convenience library that simplifies using the Linux kernel's Netlink sockets interface for network manipulation.

The following packages have been upgraded to a later upstream version:
NetworkManager (1.8.0), network-manager-applet (1.8.0).

Security Fix(es) in the libnl3 component :

- An integer overflow leading to a heap-buffer overflow was found in the libnl library. An attacker could use this flaw to cause an application compiled with libnl to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running such an application. (CVE-2017-0553)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102635

File Name: sl_20170801_NetworkManager_and_libnl3_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/22

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C


Base Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0553