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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2011:0930
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.

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.

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 : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-2176
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