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Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 15:25:14 +0200
From: Thomas Biege <>
Subject: CVE request: NetworkManager-openvpn logs cert password

and another one from RH bz:

Robert Marcano 2011-05-29 20:28:01 EDT

Description of problem:

Password to unlock certificate is logged to /var/log/messages

May 29 19:46:42 localhost NetworkManager[4791]: destroy_one_secret: destroying

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


Additional info:

I would love to have the option to type the password at connection time instead
of it being stored, but adding the password to the system log is wrong

Thomas Biege <>, SUSE LINUX, Security Support & Auditing
SUSE LINUX GmbH, GF: Jeff Hawn, Jennifer Guild, Felix Imend├Ârffer, HRB 21284 (AG N├╝rnberg
  Wer aufhoert besser werden zu wollen, hoert auf gut zu sein.
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