CVE-2012-6537 Detail

Current Description

net/xfrm/xfrm_user.c in the Linux kernel before 3.6 does not initialize certain structures, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability.


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Evaluator Impact

Per https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-6537 "This issue affects the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 may address this issue."

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=1f86840f897717f86d523a13e99a447e6a5d2fa5
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=7b789836f434c87168eab067cfbed1ec4783dffd
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=f778a636713a435d3a922c60b1622a91136560c1
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0744.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/03/05/13
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1792-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1798-1
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/1f86840f897717f86d523a13e99a447e6a5d2fa5
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/7b789836f434c87168eab067cfbed1ec4783dffd
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/f778a636713a435d3a922c60b1622a91136560c1
https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/patch-3.6.bz2 Patch 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-200 Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2012-6537
NVD Published Date:
03/15/2013
NVD Last Modified:
04/22/2019
Source:
MITRE