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

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Product(s) Source package State
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