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 bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-246-1
NVD severityhigh

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie3.16.56-1+deb8u1fixed
jessie (security)3.16.76-1fixed
stretch4.9.189-3fixed
stretch (security)4.9.189-3+deb9u2fixed
buster4.19.67-2+deb10u1fixed
buster (security)4.19.67-2+deb10u2fixed
bullseye, sid5.3.15-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)3.6.4-1
linuxsourcewheezy3.2.30-1
linux-2.6source(unstable)(unfixed)
linux-2.6sourcesqueeze2.6.32-48squeeze12DLA-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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