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CVE-2012-6537

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Overview

net/xfrm/xfrm_user.c in the Linux kernel before 3.6 does not initialize certain structures, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory by leveraging the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability.

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Debian Security Advisory 2668-1
Posted May 15, 2013
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 2668-1 - Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service, information leak or privilege escalation.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2012-2121, CVE-2012-3552, CVE-2012-4461, CVE-2012-4508, CVE-2012-6537, CVE-2012-6539, CVE-2012-6540, CVE-2012-6542, CVE-2012-6544, CVE-2012-6545, CVE-2012-6546, CVE-2012-6548, CVE-2012-6549, CVE-2013-0349, CVE-2013-0914, CVE-2013-1767, CVE-2013-1773, CVE-2013-1774, CVE-2013-1792, CVE-2013-1796, CVE-2013-1798, CVE-2013-1826, CVE-2013-1860, CVE-2013-1928, CVE-2013-1929, CVE-2013-2015, CVE-2013-2634, CVE-2013-3222
MD5 | 69ed02210da6379f74ba3e864f1a5078
Red Hat Security Advisory 2013-0744-01
Posted Apr 23, 2013
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2013-0744-01 - Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. An integer overflow flaw, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the way the Intel i915 driver in the Linux kernel handled the allocation of the buffer used for relocation copies. A local user with console access could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or escalate their privileges. A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way UTF-8 characters were converted to UTF-16 in the utf8s_to_utf16s() function of the Linux kernel's FAT file system implementation. A local user able to mount a FAT file system with the "utf8=1" option could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, to escalate their privileges.

tags | advisory, denial of service, overflow, kernel, local
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2012-6537, CVE-2012-6546, CVE-2012-6547, CVE-2013-0349, CVE-2013-0913, CVE-2013-1767, CVE-2013-1773, CVE-2013-1774, CVE-2013-1792, CVE-2013-1796, CVE-2013-1797, CVE-2013-1798, CVE-2013-1826, CVE-2013-1827
MD5 | 861bf7771bcdc61200bc5921ce8c9555
Red Hat Security Advisory 2013-0747-01
Posted Apr 16, 2013
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2013-0747-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. A flaw was found in the Xen netback driver implementation in the Linux kernel. A privileged guest user with access to a para-virtualized network device could use this flaw to cause a long loop in netback, leading to a denial of service that could potentially affect the entire system.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2012-6537, CVE-2012-6542, CVE-2012-6546, CVE-2012-6547, CVE-2013-0216, CVE-2013-0231, CVE-2013-1826
MD5 | 334add4616b04f64adc7092d668ab47b
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1798-1
Posted Apr 9, 2013
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1798-1 - Mathias Krause discovered several errors in the Linux kernel's xfrm_user implementation. A local attacker could exploit these flaws to examine parts of kernel memory. Mathias Krause discovered information leak in the Linux kernel's compat ioctl interface. A local user could exploit the flaw to examine parts of kernel stack memory Mathias Krause discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's getsockopt for IP_VS_SO_GET_TIMEOUT. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine parts of kernel stack memory. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-6537, CVE-2012-6539, CVE-2012-6540, CVE-2013-0914, CVE-2013-1767, CVE-2013-1792, CVE-2012-6537, CVE-2012-6539, CVE-2012-6540, CVE-2013-0914, CVE-2013-1767, CVE-2013-1792
MD5 | 21122747f48a1ce552eaf6f8ce90b555
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1792-1
Posted Apr 9, 2013
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1792-1 - Mathias Krause discovered several errors in the Linux kernel's xfrm_user implementation. A local attacker could exploit these flaws to examine parts of kernel memory. Mathias Krause discovered information leak in the Linux kernel's compat ioctl interface. A local user could exploit the flaw to examine parts of kernel stack memory Mathias Krause discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's getsockopt for IP_VS_SO_GET_TIMEOUT. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine parts of kernel stack memory. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-6537, CVE-2012-6539, CVE-2012-6540, CVE-2013-0914, CVE-2013-1767, CVE-2013-1792, CVE-2012-6537, CVE-2012-6539, CVE-2012-6540, CVE-2013-0914, CVE-2013-1767, CVE-2013-1792
MD5 | 650c42fd010ac3e04fda05c629a0c0ca
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