RHEL 7 : NetworkManager (RHSA-2018:3665)

High Nessus Plugin ID 119172


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for NetworkManager is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

NetworkManager is a system network service that manages network devices and connections, attempting to keep active network connectivity when available. Its capabilities include managing Ethernet, wireless, mobile broadband (WWAN), and PPPoE devices, as well as providing VPN integration with a variety of different VPN services.

Security Fix(es) :

* systemd: Out-of-bounds heap write in systemd-networkd dhcpv6 option handling (CVE-2018-15688)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Red Hat would like to thank Ubuntu Security Team for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Felix Wilhelm (Google) as the original reporter.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119172

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2018-3665.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/27

Updated: 2019/09/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager-adsl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager-bluetooth, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager-config-server, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager-dispatcher-routing-rules, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager-glib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager-glib-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager-libnm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager-libnm-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager-ovs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager-ppp, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager-team, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager-tui, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager-wifi, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager-wwan, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.6

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-15688

RHSA: 2018:3665