Bug 546795 (CVE-2009-4144) - CVE-2009-4144 NetworkManager: WPA enterprise network not verified when certificate is removed
Summary: CVE-2009-4144 NetworkManager: WPA enterprise network not verified when certif...
Alias: CVE-2009-4144
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 546793 548190 548191
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-12-11 23:52 UTC by Dan Williams
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:33 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of: 546793
Last Closed: 2018-09-07 16:16:43 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2010:0108 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: NetworkManager security update 2010-02-16 15:50:34 UTC

Description Dan Williams 2009-12-11 23:52:08 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #546793 +++

See also:


If the user had set up a WPA Enterprise or 802.1x connection that used a CA certificate to verify the identity of the network to which the user was connecting, and the user deleted or moved that CA certificate file at a later point, NetworkManager will still connect to that network but without using the CA certificate.  This could result in connections to a rogue network that is spoofing the original network as the identity of the network is not verified with the CA certificate after the certificate has been deleted.

Obviously requires direct interaction by the user that configured the connection in the first place to remove the CA certificate file.

--- Additional comment from dcbw on 2009-12-11 18:50:57 EDT ---

Upstream fix is:


Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2009-12-23 19:27:56 UTC
NetworkManager-0.7.2-2.git20091223.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2010-01-02 21:30:22 UTC
NetworkManager-0.7.2-2.git20091223.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2010-02-16 15:50:40 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2010:0108 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0108.html

Comment 14 Dan Williams 2018-09-07 16:16:43 UTC
Long since fixed; we can close this.

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