Fedora 27 : 1:NetworkManager-vpnc (2018-ac02463f82)

High Nessus Plugin ID 111361


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


Update to 1.2.6 to fix a local authenticated privilege escalation bug (CVE-2018-10900).

The issue has been discovered and responsibly disclosed by Denis Andzakovic: https://pulsesecurity.co.nz/advisories/NM-VPNC-Privesc

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


Update the affected 1:NetworkManager-vpnc package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111361

File Name: fedora_2018-ac02463f82.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/27

Updated: 2018/10/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:1:NetworkManager-vpnc, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:27

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/26

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Network Manager VPNC Username Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10900