Bug 893728 (CVE-2012-2669)

Summary: CVE-2012-2669 hypervkvpd: fails to check origin of netlink messages
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Vincent Danen <vdanen>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Description Vincent Danen 2013-01-09 14:12:28 EST
The main function in tools/hv/hv_kvp_daemon.c in hypervkvpd, as distributed in the Linux kernel before 3.4.5, does not validate the origin of Netlink messages, which allows local users to spoof Netlink communication via a crafted connector message.

This is similar to CVE-2012-5532 (see bug #877572 for some of the confusion that happened with regards to the two CVEs).

This is corrected upstream via:


And the fixed code is present in hypervkvpd-0-0.7.el5 as provided by Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.


Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of hypvervkvpd as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.