CVE-2012-6689 Detail

Current 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.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-284 Improper Access Control cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2012-6689
NVD Published Date:
05/02/2016
NVD Last Modified:
11/28/2016
Source:
MITRE