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RHSA-2010:0108: NetworkManager security update

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RHSA-2010:0108: NetworkManager security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
12/23/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/26/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

NetworkManager is a network link manager that attempts to keep a wired orwireless network connection active at all times.A missing network certificate verification flaw was found inNetworkManager. If a user created a WPA Enterprise or 802.1x wirelessnetwork connection that was verified using a Certificate Authority (CA)certificate, and then later removed that CA certificate file,NetworkManager failed to verify the identity of the network on thefollowing connection attempts. In these situations, a malicious wirelessnetwork spoofing the original network could trick a user into disclosingauthentication credentials or communicating over an untrusted network.(CVE-2009-4144)An information disclosure flaw was found in NetworkManager'snm-connection-editor D-Bus interface. If a user edited network connectionoptions using nm-connection-editor, a summary of those changes wasbroadcasted over the D-Bus message bus, possibly disclosing sensitiveinformation (such as wireless network authentication credentials) to otherlocal users. (CVE-2009-4145)Users of NetworkManager should upgrade to these updated packages, whichcontain backported patches to correct these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-networkmanager
  • redhat-upgrade-networkmanager-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-networkmanager-glib
  • redhat-upgrade-networkmanager-glib-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-networkmanager-gnome

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