Upstream information

CVE-2012-6536 at MITRE

Description

net/xfrm/xfrm_user.c in the Linux kernel before 3.6 does not verify that the actual Netlink message length is consistent with a certain header field, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel heap memory by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability and providing a (1) new or (2) updated state.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 2.1
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 809889 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP3 kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP4 kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1 kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3 kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP4 LTSS kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP AIO 11 SP1 kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP ES 11 SP1 kernel-source Released