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Category:Fedora Local Security Checks
Title:Fedora Core 15 FEDORA-2011-9005 (NetworkManager)
The remote host is missing an update to NetworkManager
announced via advisory FEDORA-2011-9005.

Update Information:

This update ensures that users are authorized to start shared wifi connections, and includes fixes to retry failed connections after a period of time. It also ensures that 'always ask' 802.1x passwords (like RSA Token codes) are asked for again immediately if they fail, and adds the capability to blacklist certain devices from using a wired or wifi connection.


[ 1 ] Bug #709662 - CVE-2011-2176 NetworkManager: Did not honour PolicyKit auth_admin action element by creation of Ad-Hoc wireless networks

Solution: Apply the appropriate updates.

This update can be installed with the yum update program. Use
su -c 'yum update NetworkManager' at the command line.
For more information, refer to Managing Software with yum,
available at

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-2176
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1943
XForce ISS Database: networkmanager-secret-info-disclosure(68057)
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