Public Date:
1324025: CVE-2016-0764 NetworkManager: Race condition allowing info leak
A race condition vulnerability was discovered in NetworkManager. Temporary files were created insecurely when saving or updating connection settings, which could allow local users to read connection secrets such as VPN passwords or WiFi keys.

Find out more about CVE-2016-0764 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 2.1
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (NetworkManager) RHSA-2016:2581 2016-11-03

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 NetworkManager Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 NetworkManager Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.

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