Fedora 15 : NetworkManager-0.8.9997-2.git20110531.fc15 (2011-7919)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 55061


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This 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.


Update the affected NetworkManager package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 55061

File Name: fedora_2011-7919.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/06/12

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:NetworkManager, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:15

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/06/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1943

FEDORA: 2011-7919