The do_ip_vs_get_ctl function in net/netfilter/ipvs/ip_vs_ctl.c in the Linux kernel before 3.6 does not initialize a certain structure for IP_VS_SO_GET_TIMEOUT commands, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a crafted application.
Published 2013-03-15 20:55:07
Updated 2013-05-15 03:33:42
Source MITRE
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Vulnerability category: Information leak

Threat overview for CVE-2012-6540

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2012-6540
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 49152
IPs affected by CVE-2012-6540 158,793
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2012-6540

0.08%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 34 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2012-6540

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
1.9
LOW AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
3.4
2.9
NIST

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