DescriptionThe 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.
Overall state of this security issue: Ignore
This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.
|National Vulnerability Database|
Note from the SUSE Security TeamAs this issue requires changing the kernel ABI on netlink reception checking, we currently have to leave out this patch. This issue does not affect SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 or newer products. SUSE Bugzilla entry: 920170 [RESOLVED] No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.
Status of this issue by product and package
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|SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3||kernel-source||Ignore|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3||kernel-source||Ignore|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMWare 11 SP3||kernel-source||Ignore|