SUSE SLES11 Security Update : Recommended update for NetworkManager-kde4 (SUSE-SU-2016:1465-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 91651


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This NetworkManager-kde4 update fixes the following security and non security issues :

- Fixed a long standing security issue. This makes knetworkmanager probe the RADIUS server for a CA certificate subject and hash if no CA certificate is specified. knetworkmanager then stores this data and send it to NetworkManager for it to do a network validation in the absence of a real certificate (bsc#726349)

- Disabled the loading by default of the NetworkManager plasma applet since it doesn't work.

- Fixed a crash due to the use of an uninitialized variable in the plasma applet in case someone runs it manually (bsc#663413)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch slessp4-NetworkManager-kde4-12590=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-NetworkManager-kde4-12590=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91651

File Name: suse_SU-2016-1465-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/17

Modified: 2016/06/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:NetworkManager-kde4, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:NetworkManager-kde4-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:NetworkManager-kde4-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:NetworkManager-openvpn-kde4, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:NetworkManager-pptp-kde4, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:plasmoid-networkmanagement, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/01

Reference Information

OSVDB: 140633, 140634