RHEL 6 : NetworkManager (RHSA-2011:0930)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 55585
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated NetworkManager packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.
NetworkManager is a network link manager that attempts to keep a wired or wireless network connection active at all times.
It was found that NetworkManager did not properly enforce PolicyKit settings controlling the permissions to configure wireless network sharing. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to bypass intended PolicyKit restrictions, allowing them to enable wireless network sharing. (CVE-2011-2176)
Users of NetworkManager should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. Running instances of NetworkManager must be restarted ('service NetworkManager restart') for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.