Bug 848949 - (CVE-2012-6689) CVE-2012-6689 libmnl: incorrect validation of netlink message origin allows attackers to spoof netlink messages
CVE-2012-6689 libmnl: incorrect validation of netlink message origin allows a...
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 851148
Blocks: 848952
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Reported: 2012-08-16 18:26 EDT by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2015-03-02 06:14 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-02-08 04:16:49 EST
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Description Vincent Danen 2012-08-16 18:26:29 EDT
Florian Weimer of the Red Hat Product Security Team discovere that the mnl_nlmsg_portid_ok() function in libmnl 1.0.3 and earlier did not correctly validate the origin of a Netlink message, allowing local attackers to spoof Netlink messages, with context-dependent consequences.
Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2012-08-20 18:52:06 EDT
This is currently being discussed here:


but in the capacity of the kernel, not libmnl.
Comment 3 Florian Weimer 2015-02-08 04:16:49 EST
This was fixed in the kernel, see bug 851968.

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