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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-6689

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.
Publish Date : 2016-05-02 Last Update Date : 2016-11-28
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.2
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 284

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-6689

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 1

- References For CVE-2012-6689

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/20e1db19db5d6b9e4e83021595eab0dc8f107bef CONFIRM
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=848949 CONFIRM
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=20e1db19db5d6b9e4e83021595eab0dc8f107bef CONFIRM
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/72739
BID 72739
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/02/22/10
MLIST [oss-security] 20150222 Re: libmnl: incorrect validation of netlink message origin allows attackers to spoof netlink messages
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.5.5 CONFIRM
http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=134522422925986&w=2
MLIST [linux-kernel] 20120817 [PATCH 2/2] [RFC] netlink: fix possible spoofing from non-root processes
http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=134522422125983&w=2
MLIST [linux-kernel] 20120817 [PATCH 0/2] netlink patches

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-6689

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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