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CVE-2012-6704 Detail

Current Description

The sock_setsockopt function in net/core/sock.c in the Linux kernel before 3.5 mishandles negative values of sk_sndbuf and sk_rcvbuf, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability for a crafted setsockopt system call with the (1) SO_SNDBUF or (2) SO_RCVBUF option.

Source:  MITRE
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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=82981930125abfd39d7c8378a9cfdf5e1be2002b Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/12/03/1 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/95135
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1402024 Issue Tracking
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/82981930125abfd39d7c8378a9cfdf5e1be2002b Patch

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
3.4.99


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2012-6704
NVD Published Date:
12/28/2016
NVD Last Modified:
12/30/2016