RHEL 4 : NetworkManager (RHSA-2009:0362)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36031


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


Updated NetworkManager packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

NetworkManager is a network link manager that attempts to keep a wired or wireless network connection active at all times.

An information disclosure flaw was found in NetworkManager's D-Bus interface. A local attacker could leverage this flaw to discover sensitive information, such as network connection passwords and pre-shared keys. (CVE-2009-0365)

Red Hat would like to thank Ludwig Nussel for responsibly reporting this flaw.

NetworkManager users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch that corrects this issue.


Update the affected NetworkManager and / or NetworkManager-gnome packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36031

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-0362.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/03/27

Updated: 2019/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager-gnome, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/03/04

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0365, CVE-2009-0578

BID: 33966

RHSA: 2009:0362

CWE: 264