CVE-2012-6542

Published: 07 March 2013

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.

From the Ubuntu security team

Mathias Krause discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's getsockname implementation for Logical Link Layer (llc) sockets. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine some of the kernel's stack memory.

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.6~rc3)
Patches:
Introduced by 1da177e4c3f41524e886b7f1b8a0c1fc7321cac2
Fixed by 3592aaeb80290bda0f2cf0b5456c97bfc638b192
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This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
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