RHEL 6 : NetworkManager (RHSA-2011:0930)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 55585


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 55585

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2011-0930.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/07/13

Modified: 2017/01/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:NetworkManager-debuginfo, 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:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/07/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2176

BID: 48396

OSVDB: 73318

RHSA: 2011:0930