openSUSE Security Update : NetworkManager (NetworkManager-757)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 40177
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Synopsis

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description

The NetworkManager configuration was too permissive and allowed any user to read secrets (CVE-2009-0365) or manipulate the configuration of other users (CVE-2009-0578).

With the previous update PPP connections didn't work. This second update fixes that problem.

Additionally a bug where wifi devices didn't work correctly when the machine was booted with killswitch turned on has been fixed. The automatic ethernet connection can now be edited and NetworkManager can now work without ModemManager.

Solution

Update the affected NetworkManager packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=475851

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=478080

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=479566

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=483576

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=490004

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=490574

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40177

File Name: suse_11_1_NetworkManager-090402.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/21/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:NetworkManager, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:NetworkManager-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:NetworkManager-glib, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/2/2009

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

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

CWE: 264