Upstream information

CVE-2012-6689 at MITRE

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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Ignore

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.2
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

Note from the SUSE Security Team

As 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

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SLES for SAP Applications kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Module for Basesystem kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise 15 Module for Development Tools kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise 15-SP1 Module for Basesystem kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise 15-SP1 Module for Development Tools kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP4 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 SP4 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 SP5 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 LTSS kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 for VMware kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 LTSS kernel-source Ignore
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 LTSS kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 LTSS kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 kernel-source Analysis
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 BCL kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 LTSS kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 BCL kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 LTSS kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 LTSS kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server ESPOS 15 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP2 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP3 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP4 kernel-source Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP5 kernel-source Not affected