Scientific Linux Security Update : NetworkManager on SL6.x i386/x86_64

low Nessus Plugin ID 61081
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?86aa3fa7

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 61081

File Name: sl_20110712_NetworkManager_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 7/12/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2176