Scientific Linux Security Update : NetworkManager on SL7.x x86_64

Low Nessus Plugin ID 95833


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


The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version:
NetworkManager (1.4.0), NetworkManager-libreswan (1.2.4), network-manager- applet (1.4.0), libnl3 (3.2.28).

Security Fix(es) :

- A race condition vulnerability was discovered in NetworkManager. Temporary files were created insecurely when saving or updating connection settings, which could allow local users to read connection secrets such as VPN passwords or WiFi keys. (CVE-2016-0764)

Additional Changes :


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 95833

File Name: sl_20161103_NetworkManager_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/15

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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


Base Score: 6.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/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: 2016/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-0764