CentOS 9 : NetworkManager-1.43.10-1.el9

medium Nessus Plugin ID 191336


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates for NetworkManager.


The remote CentOS Linux 9 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the NetworkManager-1.43.10-1.el9 build changelog.

- It was found that nmcli, a command line interface to NetworkManager did not honour 802-1x.ca-path and 802-1x.phase2-ca-path settings, when creating a new profile. When a user connects to a network using this profile, the authentication does not happen and the connection is made insecurely. (CVE-2020-10754)

- An exploitable denial-of-service vulnerability exists in Systemd 245. A specially crafted DHCP FORCERENEW packet can cause a server running the DHCP client to be vulnerable to a DHCP ACK spoofing attack. An attacker can forge a pair of FORCERENEW and DCHP ACK packets to reconfigure the server. (CVE-2020-13529)

- A flaw was found in NetworkManager in versions before 1.30.0. Setting match.path and activating a profile crashes NetworkManager. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the CentOS 9 Stream NetworkManager package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 191336

File Name: centos9_networkmanager-1_43_10-1.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/29/2024

Updated: 4/26/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.1

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-10754


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:centos:centos:9, 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-cloud-setup, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:networkmanager-config-connectivity-redhat, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:networkmanager-config-server, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:networkmanager-dispatcher-routing-rules, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:networkmanager-initscripts-updown, 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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/14/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/29/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-10754, CVE-2020-13529, CVE-2021-20297