Fedora 15 : NetworkManager-0.8.9997-2.git20110531.fc15 (2011-7919)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 55061
SynopsisThe remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThis update includes no changes to NetworkManager but ensures that the latest update is installed to fix a security issue in NetworkManager-0.8.999-3.git20110526. This issue was previously fixed in NetworkManager-0.8.9997-1.git20110531.fc15 but was not marked as a security update.
NetworkManager-0.8.999-3.git20110526 inadvertently included a piece of debugging code that may have logged some VPN passwords to syslog. That version was available as an update for five (5) days before the fixed version was available. Users are advised to inspect log files in /var/log (and any backups) for VPN passwords and remove any that are found. The string 'destroy_one_secret' may be used to identify files to be cleaned, such as by using the following command: 'grep -riI 'destroy_one_secret' /var/log'.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected NetworkManager package.