|Category:||Red Hat Local Security Checks|
|Title:||RedHat Update for NetworkManager RHSA-2011:0930-01|
|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.
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.
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.
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-2176|
|Copyright||Copyright (c) 2012 Greenbone Networks GmbH|
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