CentOS 5 : NetworkManager (CESA-2009:0361)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 43734


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


Updated NetworkManager packages that fix two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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)

A potential denial of service flaw was found in NetworkManager's D-Bus interface. A local user could leverage this flaw to modify local connection settings, preventing the system's network connection from functioning properly. (CVE-2009-0578)

Red Hat would like to thank Ludwig Nussel for reporting these flaws responsibly.

Users of NetworkManager should upgrade to these updated packages which contain backported patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected networkmanager packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 43734

File Name: centos_RHSA-2009-0361.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/01/06

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:centos:centos:NetworkManager, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:NetworkManager-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:NetworkManager-glib, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:NetworkManager-glib-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:NetworkManager-gnome, cpe:/o:centos:centos:5

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/03/04

Exploitable With


Reference Information

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

BID: 33966

RHSA: 2009:0361

CWE: 264