SuSE 11.1 Security Update : NetworkManager (SAT Patch Number 5381)

High Nessus Plugin ID 57085


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


NetworkManager did not pin a certificate's subject to an ESSID. A rogue access point could therefore be used to conduct MITM attacks by using any other valid certificate issued by same CA as used in the original network (CVE-2006-7246). This has been fixed.

Please note that existing WPA2 Enterprise connections need to be deleted and re-created to take advantage of the new security checks.


Apply SAT patch number 5381.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57085

File Name: suse_11_NetworkManager-111104.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/12/13

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:NetworkManager, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:NetworkManager-glib, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:NetworkManager-gnome, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:wpa_supplicant, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:wpa_supplicant-gui, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/11/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-7246