CVE-2012-5532

NameCVE-2012-5532
DescriptionThe main function in tools/hv/hv_kvp_daemon.c in hypervkvpd, as distributed in the Linux kernel before 3.8-rc1, allows local users to cause a denial of service (daemon exit) via a crafted application that sends a Netlink message. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2012-2669.
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NVD severitymedium

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linux-2.6source(unstable)(not affected)
linux-toolssource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- linux-tools <not-affected> (userspace daemon not built until later)
- linux-2.6 <not-affected> (userspace daemon not yet present)

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