CVE-2012-6689

NameCVE-2012-6689
DescriptionThe 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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-246-1
NVD severityhigh (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)3.2.96-2fixed
jessie3.16.51-2fixed
jessie (security)3.16.43-2+deb8u5fixed
stretch4.9.65-3fixed
stretch (security)4.9.30-2+deb9u5fixed
buster4.13.13-1fixed
sid4.14.2-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)3.6.4-1high
linuxsourcewheezy3.2.30-1high
linux-2.6source(unstable)(unfixed)high
linux-2.6sourcesqueeze2.6.32-48squeeze12highDLA-246-1

Notes

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=848949
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/02/06/13
Upstream commit: https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=20e1db19db5d6b9e4e83021595eab0dc8f107bef (v3.6-rc5)

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