openSUSE Security Update : NetworkManager (NetworkManager-757)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40177


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected NetworkManager packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40177

File Name: suse_11_1_NetworkManager-090402.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/21

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2009/04/02

Exploitable With


Reference Information

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

CWE: 264