CVE-2012-6542

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2012-08-15
Bugzilla:
922322: CVE-2012-6542 Kernel: llc: information leak via getsockname

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The llc_ui_getname function in net/llc/af_llc.c in the Linux kernel before 3.6 has an incorrect return value in certain circumstances, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel stack memory via a crafted application that leverages an uninitialized pointer argument.

Find out more about CVE-2012-6542 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue does not affect the versions of the kernel package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

This issue affects the version of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 may address this issue.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 1.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1645 2013-11-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2013:0747 2013-04-16

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Not affected

Mitigation

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