Public Date:
546795: CVE-2009-4144 NetworkManager: WPA enterprise network not verified when certificate is removed

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

NetworkManager (NM) 0.7.2 does not ensure that the configured Certification Authority (CA) certificate file for a (1) WPA Enterprise or (2) 802.1x network remains present upon a connection attempt, which might allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information or cause a denial of service (connectivity disruption) by spoofing the identity of a wireless network.

Find out more about CVE-2009-4144 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 1.8
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (NetworkManager) RHSA-2010:0108 2010-02-16