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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.870703
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.
Description:Summary:
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.

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.
(CVE-2011-2176)

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)

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
2.1

CVSS Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-2176
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2011-August/063665.html
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:171
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0930.html
http://securitytracker.com/id?1025711
http://secunia.com/advisories/44858
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