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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2010:0108
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2010:0108.

NetworkManager is a network link manager that attempts to keep a wired or
wireless network connection active at all times.

A missing network certificate verification flaw was found in
NetworkManager. If a user created a WPA Enterprise or 802.1x wireless
network 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 the
following connection attempts. In these situations, a malicious wireless
network spoofing the original network could trick a user into disclosing
authentication credentials or communicating over an untrusted network.

An information disclosure flaw was found in NetworkManager's
nm-connection-editor D-Bus interface. If a user edited network connection
options using nm-connection-editor, a summary of those changes was
broadcasted over the D-Bus message bus, possibly disclosing sensitive
information (such as wireless network authentication credentials) to other
local users. (CVE-2009-4145)

Users of NetworkManager should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-4144
BugTraq ID: 37580
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2010:002 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-4145
XForce ISS Database: networkmanager-nmconnectioneditor-info-disc(54898)
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