Oracle Linux 6 : NetworkManager (ELSA-2011-0930)

low Nessus Plugin ID 68306
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Synopsis

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

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2011:0930 :

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.

Solution

Update the affected networkmanager packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2011-July/002225.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 68306

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2011-0930.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/12/2013

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

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:NetworkManager, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:NetworkManager-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:NetworkManager-glib, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:NetworkManager-glib-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:NetworkManager-gnome, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/12/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/2/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2176

BID: 48396

RHSA: 2011:0930