openSUSE Security Update : NetworkManager (openSUSE-SU-2011:1273-1)

low Nessus Plugin ID 75976
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The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


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.

NetworkManager did not honor the PolicyKit auth_admin setting when creating Ad-Hoc wireless networks (CVE-2011-2176)


Update the affected NetworkManager packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 75976

File Name: suse_11_4_NetworkManager-111104.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/13/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:NetworkManager, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:NetworkManager-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:NetworkManager-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:NetworkManager-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:NetworkManager-glib, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:NetworkManager-glib-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:NetworkManager-gnome, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:NetworkManager-gnome-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:NetworkManager-gnome-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:NetworkManager-gnome-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:NetworkManager-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wpa_supplicant, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wpa_supplicant-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wpa_supplicant-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wpa_supplicant-gui, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:wpa_supplicant-gui-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.4

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/4/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-7246, CVE-2011-2176