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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-3520

The Netlink implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.2.30 does not properly handle messages that lack SCM_CREDENTIALS data, which might allow local users to spoof Netlink communication via a crafted message, as demonstrated by a message to (1) Avahi or (2) NetworkManager.
Publish Date : 2012-10-03 Last Update Date : 2013-02-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 287

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-3520

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.26 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 OS Linux Linux Kernel 3.2.29 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 29

- References For CVE-2012-3520
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1330
MLIST [oss-security] 20120822 CVE-2012-3520 kernel: af_netlink: invalid handling of SCM_CREDENTIALS passing
BID 55152 Linux Kernel Netlink Message Handling Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2014-01-27;a=commit;h=e0e3cea46d31d23dc40df0a49a7a2c04fe8edfea CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-3520

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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