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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   GNOME NetworkManager Vendors:   Gnome Development Team
GNOME NetworkManager Input Validation Flaw in ifcfg-rh Plugin Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026097
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026097
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-3364   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 26 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system


Description:   A vulnerability was reported in GNOME NetworkManager. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The ifcfg-rh plug-in does not properly validate user-supplied input. On a system that allows local users to create and save network connections, a local user can create a specially crafted connection name to cause arbitrary code to be executed with elevated privileges.

The vulnerability resides in 'src/settings/plugins/ifcfg-rh/shvar.c'.

Matt McCutchen reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  projects.gnome.org/NetworkManager (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Sep 26 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) GNOME NetworkManager Input Validation Flaw in ifcfg-rh Plugin Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.



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