SuSE 10 Security Update : NetworkManager (ZYPP Patch Number 7957)

High Nessus Plugin ID 58032


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


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)

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


Apply ZYPP patch number 7957.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58032

File Name: suse_NetworkManager-7957.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/02/20

Modified: 2012/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-7246