CVE-2012-6689

HIGH
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Description

The netlink_sendmsg function in net/netlink/af_netlink.c in the Linux kernel before 3.5.5 does not validate the dst_pid field, which allows local users to have an unspecified impact by spoofing Netlink messages.

References

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=20e1db19db5d6b9e4e83021595eab0dc8f107bef

http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=134522422125983&w=2

http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=134522422925986&w=2

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.5.5

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/02/22/10

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/72739

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=848949

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/20e1db19db5d6b9e4e83021595eab0dc8f107bef

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-05-02

Updated: 2016-11-28

Type: CWE-284

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 3.5.4 (inclusive)

Tenable Plugins

View all (1 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
84252Debian DLA-246-2 : linux-2.6 regression updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high