(RHSA-2011:0930) Moderate: NetworkManager security update

2011-07-12T04:00:00
ID RHSA-2011:0930
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-06-06T20:24:21

Description

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.