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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2011:1338
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.

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

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-3364
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