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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.69805
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2011:0930
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2011:0930.

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

It was found that NetworkManager did not properly enforce PolicyKit
settings controlling the permissions to configure wireless network sharing.
A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to bypass intended PolicyKit
restrictions, allowing them to enable wireless network sharing.
(CVE-2011-2176)

Users of NetworkManager should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. Running instances of
NetworkManager must be restarted (service NetworkManager restart) for
this update to take effect.

Solution:
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

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0930.html

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:
2.1

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-2176
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2011-August/063665.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:171
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0930.html
http://securitytracker.com/id?1025711
http://secunia.com/advisories/44858
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