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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.70298
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2011:1338
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2011:1338.

NetworkManager is a network link manager that attempts to keep a wired or
wireless network connection active at all times. The ifcfg-rh
NetworkManager plug-in is used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux distributions to
read and write configuration information from the
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-* files.

An input sanitization flaw was found in the way the ifcfg-rh NetworkManager
plug-in escaped network connection names containing special characters. If
PolicyKit was configured to allow local, unprivileged users to create and
save new network connections, they could create a connection with a
specially-crafted name, leading to the escalation of their privileges.
Note: By default, PolicyKit prevents unprivileged users from creating and
saving network connections. (CVE-2011-3364)

Red Hat would like to thank Matt McCutchen for reporting this issue.

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-2011-1338.html

Risk factor : Medium

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-3364
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2011-September/066828.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:171
http://xorl.wordpress.com/2011/10/09/cve-2011-3364-gnome-networkmanager-local-privilege-escalation/
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=737338
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-1338.html
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