GLSA-201509-05 : NetworkManager: Denial of Service

Low Nessus Plugin ID 86136


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201509-05 (NetworkManager: Denial of Service)

IPv6 Neighbour Discovery ICMP broadcast containing a non-route with a low hop limit causes a Denial of Service by lowering the hop limit on existing IPv6 routes in NetworkManager.
Impact :

A remote attacker on the same network segment could cause a Denial of Service condition in NetworkManager Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All NetworkManager users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/networkmanager-1.0.2'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 86136

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201509-05.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2015/09/25

Modified: 2015/11/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:networkmanager, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2924

GLSA: 201509-05