SynopsisThe remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected networkmanager packages.