Scientific Linux Security Update : NetworkManager and libnl3 on SL7.x x86_64 (20170801)

high Nessus Plugin ID 102635
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Synopsis

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

Description

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)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?c5bdc5c1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102635

File Name: sl_20170801_NetworkManager_and_libnl3_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/22/2017

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.6

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

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: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:NetworkManager, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:NetworkManager-adsl, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:NetworkManager-bluetooth, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:NetworkManager-config-server, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:NetworkManager-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:NetworkManager-dispatcher-routing-rules, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:NetworkManager-glib, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:NetworkManager-glib-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:NetworkManager-libnm, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:NetworkManager-libnm-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:NetworkManager-libreswan, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:NetworkManager-libreswan-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:NetworkManager-libreswan-gnome, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:NetworkManager-ppp, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:NetworkManager-team, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:NetworkManager-tui, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:NetworkManager-wifi, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:NetworkManager-wwan, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libnl3, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libnl3-cli, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libnl3-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libnl3-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libnl3-doc, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libnm-gtk, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libnm-gtk-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libnma, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libnma-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:network-manager-applet, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:network-manager-applet-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:nm-connection-editor, 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: 8/1/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/7/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0553