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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for NetworkManager RHSA-2011:1338-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'NetworkManager'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'NetworkManager'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
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.

Affected Software/OS:
NetworkManager on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

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