RHEL 5 : NetworkManager (RHSA-2010:0108)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 44633


The remote Red Hat 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.

A missing network certificate verification flaw was found in NetworkManager. If a user created a WPA Enterprise or 802.1x wireless network connection that was verified using a Certificate Authority (CA) certificate, and then later removed that CA certificate file, NetworkManager failed to verify the identity of the network on the following connection attempts. In these situations, a malicious wireless network spoofing the original network could trick a user into disclosing authentication credentials or communicating over an untrusted network. (CVE-2009-4144)

An information disclosure flaw was found in NetworkManager's nm-connection-editor D-Bus interface. If a user edited network connection options using nm-connection-editor, a summary of those changes was broadcasted over the D-Bus message bus, possibly disclosing sensitive information (such as wireless network authentication credentials) to other local users. (CVE-2009-4145)

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


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 44633

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0108.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/02/17

Modified: 2017/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager-glib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager-glib-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager-gnome, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/02/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4144, CVE-2009-4145

RHSA: 2010:0108

CWE: 200, 310