CVE-2012-6537

NameCVE-2012-6537
Descriptionnet/xfrm/xfrm_user.c in the Linux kernel before 3.6 does not initialize certain structures, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability.
SourceCVE (at NVD; LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2668-1
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)wheezy3.2.78-1fixed
wheezy (security)3.2.73-2+deb7u3fixed
jessie3.16.7-ckt25-1fixed
jessie (security)3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u4fixed
stretch4.5.1-1fixed
sid4.5.2-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)3.2.32-1low
linux-2.6source(unstable)(unfixed)low
linux-2.6sourcesqueeze2.6.32-48squeeze3lowDSA-2668-1

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