1.102.1. RHBA-2011:1023: NetworkManager bug fix update
Updated NetworkManager packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
NetworkManager is a system network service that manages network devices and connections, attempting to keep active network connectivity when available. It manages Ethernet, wireless, mobile broadband (WWAN), and Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) devices, and provides virtual private network (VPN) integration with a variety of different VPN services.
This update fixes the following bugs:
* Prior to this update, stopping the messagebus service, either manually or during a routine system shutdown, could cause certain NetworkManager components to terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault. With this update, the underlying source code is modified to target this issue. Now, NetworkManager components exit with a 0 return code when the messagebus service is stopped. (BZ#580393
* Prior to this update, connecting to WPA Enterprise networks with CHAP authentication could cause the network dialog to terminate unexpectedly with a segmentation fault due to an incorrect index. This update modifies the source code to use the correct index. Now, the network dialog works as expected. (BZ#644256
All NetworkManager users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.