CentOS 7 : NetworkManager (CESA-2018:3665)

high Nessus Plugin ID 119664


The remote CentOS 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 networkmanager packages.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119664

File Name: centos_RHSA-2018-3665.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/14/2018

Updated: 2/1/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-15688


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/13/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/26/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-15688

RHSA: 2018:3665